Managers and leaders find themselves stuck in three vicious circles. They’re frustrated by teams that have become over-dependent on them. They’re overwhelmed by the amount of work they have to do. And, they’re disconnected from their own Great Work—the work that has impact, the work that has meaning. Sound familiar?
Join training expert Michael Bungay Stanier as he shares how breaking out of those vicious circles is simpler than you might think. Understanding the power of Great Work and mastering the Five Essential Questions can help managers and leaders increase the focus, courage and resilience they need to have more impact in the work they do.
Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work.
George Orwell said, “An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful.” In that vein, Michael was banned from his high school graduation for “the balloon incident”, was sued by one of his Law School lecturers for defamation, and managed to give himself a concussion while digging a hole as a laborer.
Luckily, there’s also been some upside. He is the author of a number of books, the latest and greatest is The Coaching Habit. The one he is best known for with 90,000 copies sold is Do More Great Work. However, the one he’s proudest of is End Malaria, a collection of articles about Great Work from thought leaders that’s raised about $400,000 for Malaria No More and reached #2 on Amazon.com.
Michael’s company focuses their efforts on helping time-crunched managers coach in 10 minutes or less. Their Fortune 500 clients include TD Bank, Kraft, Gartner and VMWare among many others.