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The Great Work Podcast

What if you could do more of the work that made a difference, had meaning and created an impact? (And what if you could also do less of all that other stuff that fills up your day?
In these animated, engaging and practical podcasts, Michael Bungay Stanier shares strategies, talks to thought leaders and provokes you to do less Good Work … and more Great Work.



Thiagi, Corporate Trainer Extraordinaire

July 13, 2009

Dr Sivasailam Thiagarajan – known to the world as Thiagi – is (and these are his own words) the resident mad scientist at the Thiagi Group,  an organization with a mission of helping people improve their performance effectively and enjoyably.

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Steven Rothstein, Perkins School for the Blind

June 25, 2009

Steven Rothstein is the ninth president of the Perkins School for the Blind.  Perkins is most famous for being Helen Keller’s school, but most extraordinary for not resting on its laurels.  Perkins is extremely active supporting people who are visually

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Dixon Thayer, Leadership and Strategy

June 22, 2009

There are people who are in business.  And then there are people like Dixon Thayer, who are REALLY in business.  Dixon was a key player in the merger between Kimberley Clark and Scott Paper.  He led a New Business Operations

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Sally Bonneywell, Head of Coaching GSK

June 1, 2009

When I first met Sally Bonneywell she headed up the global leadership, development and talent management team of GlaxoSmithKline. Since then she’s moved on to become the VP of organizational development for global manufacturing and supply. In this role she’s

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Kevin Wilde

Kevin Wilde, Chief Learning Officer

May 25, 2009

This week I’ll be spending time at the conference of the American Society of Training and Development, which is why I’ve selected a Chief Learning Officer to feature in the Great Work interview. Kevin Wilde is the vice president of

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Laurence Haughton

Laurence Haughton, Success in Business

May 18, 2009

Laurence Haughton is a writer, lecturer and management consultant. His work – the two books he’s written and the services he provides – rest soundly on the fact that he’s spent the last 15 years interviewing over 5000 executives, entrepreneurs

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Eddie Erlandson

Eddie Erlandson, Worth Ethic

May 11, 2009

The seed for Eddie Erlandson’s work began to blossom when he was Chief of Staff at St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor and where, as well as being a vascular surgeon, Eddie began a wellness and executive effectiveness program. 

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Gay Hendricks

Gay Hendricks, Wonder Questions

April 20, 2009

What’s powerful about Gay Hendricks’ life purpose is the strong connection to what it is – “to expand in love and creativity every day as I inspire other people who are interested to do the same thing” – and to

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David Galenson

David Galenson, Investigating Genius

April 13, 2009

Is there only one type of genius? Is there only one way to be creative? David Galenson, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago says no. David is the author of the influential book Old Masters and Young Geniuses

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