your conversation & boost your Manager IQ

We’ve created this guide for managers and leaders like you so you can spark motivation, engage your team, work less hard and have more impact. Sounds good, right?

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Four Surprising Phrases

The level of sustained motivation and confidence is astonishing. It’s fun, it’s engaging, and it’s different. People love it. AVP Learning & Development, major Canadian financial institution

What if your managers could coach in 10 minutes or less?

Are you frustrated because your coach training programs aren’t having the impact you need? The biggest barrier to why managers don’t coach is lack of time. Our coaching skills programs give time-crunched managers practical coaching tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less.

The Coaching Habit Book

The Coaching Habit

Coming February 29, 2016!


Michael’s new book, The Coaching Habit gives you seven questions and the tools to make them an everyday way to work less hard and have more impact.


Simple yet profound.
Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive

Great Work Podcast


When You Feel You Might Have Lost Your Way

February 5, 2016

We’ve all been there… those agonizing moments of self-doubt, or worse, when you feel like you’ve lost touch with who you are and who you were meant to be. Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Read More


Dorie Clark’s Five Essential Books for Becoming a Recognized Expert

February 4, 2016

I’m so thrilled that Dorie Clark has agreed to be my guest blogger today. She is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. She’s also Read More

Books & Products

Books & Products

Our books and products help you, your team and your organization focus on the stuff that matters and have more impact. They include the best-selling Do More Great Work, the award-winning coaching tool Get Unstuck & Get Going, and the Great Work MBA virtual conference.

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Upcoming Events

Box of Crayons regularly runs “open sessions” for internal practitioners to evaluate our programs. See dates and locations here. See also when and where Senior Partner Michael Bungay Stanier is speaking at public conferences.

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