Do More Great Work.: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters

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Workman Publishing, Feb 22, 2010 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
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A self-coaching book that helps you find challenging, fulfilling, and impactful work “in a manner similar to What Color Is Your Parachute?” (Seattle Pi).

When you’re up to your eyeballs answering emails, returning phone calls, attending meetings, and scrambling to get that project done, you can turn to this inspirational, motivating, and at times playful book for invaluable guidance. In fifteen exercises, Do More Great Work shows how you can finally do more of the work that pushes you forward, stretches your creativity, and truly satisfies you.

The exercises are “maps”—brilliantly simple visual tools that help you find, start, and sustain Great Work, revealing how to:
  • Find clues to your own Great Work—they’re all around you
  • Locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do
  • Generate new ideas and possibilities quickly
  • Best manage your overwhelming workload
  • Double the likelihood that you’ll do what you want to do

All it takes is ten minutes a day, a pencil, and a willingness to change. Do More Great Work will not only help you identify what the Great Work of your life is, it will tell you how to do it.

“Great work really does come in small packages! This little book is a dynamo of ‘great work truths.’” —Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Triggers

“[Stanier] has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible. And the best part—he makes it easy and fun.” —David Allen, New York Times–bestselling author of Getting Things Done
 

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User Review  - porch_reader - LibraryThing

This is a very interactive book. Michael Bungay Stanier starts by describing the difference between Bad Work (work that is pointless), Good Work (necessary, sometimes engaging, and mundane), and Great ... Read full review

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User Review  - DanStratton - LibraryThing

After hearing Michael Bungay Stanier talk about how to Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork. Start the Work That Matters on the GTD Virtual Study Group, I had to read the book. It took me awhile to ... Read full review

Contents

Laying the Foundation
1
Seeds of Your Great Work
27
Uncovering Your Great Work
63
Pick a Project
93
Create New Possibilities
107
Your Great Work Plan
143
Continuing Your Great Work Journey
175
More Wisdom and Inspiration
191
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About the author (2010)

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and senior partner of Box of Crayons, a company that works with organizations, ranging from AstraZeneca to Xerox, to help them do more great work. A Rhodes scholar who earned both arts and law degrees with highest honors from Australian National University and an MPhil from Oxford, he is a popular speaker at business and coaching conferences, and was named Canadian Coach of the Year in 2006. He lives in Toronto.

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