The Weekend Read – Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier is a one off. A much travelled man he was born and raised  in Australia, became a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and is now a resident of Toronto.

I love his sense of fun and innovation, he’s the founder and senior partner of Box of Crayons where he is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals make the leap from good work to Great Work. This book is the follow-up to the wonderful “Find Your Great Work” and features contributions from Seth Godin, Dave & Wendy Ulrich, Chris Guillebeau and Leo Babuta.

Michael was Canadian Coach of the year in 2006 and, in the great tradition of authentic coaches from Thomas Leonard onwards, The Box of Crayons website has a host of free stuff that will inform and entertain.

Do More Great Work, like  its predecessor and his first book “Get Unstuck & Get Going“, is easy to read, it’s full of ideas, exercises, quotes and inspiration. It carries on the work of Stephen Covey who wanted us to differentiate between the urgent and the important in that it urges you to move away from the “busywork” and start the work that matters. It’s practical, small enough to carry around, with chapters that are concise and stimulating. An essential read for those who are looking to move from good to great.

You can find it here.

In addition there is a series of podcasts where you can listen to the interviews that Michael did with a host of field leaders whilst he was researching and writing the book and which he has continued to the present time. Entitled More Great Work it’s available via the podcast links on iTunes.

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