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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 Three Coaching Habits That Make All the Difference

This report lays out the three surprising coaching habits that will help any manager work less hard and have more impact.

A remarkably simple, practical and highly ‘do­-able’ plan for even the most overwhelmed manager. Siobhan McCarthy, SVP, Head of Talent, BBDO Canada

Great Work Podcast


Kevin Nakao on Taking the Pulse of Employee Happiness

November 19, 2015

Today, I’m speaking with Kevin Nakao. He is the head of employee engagement and marketing at TINYPulse, a company that helps give leaders a pulse on how happy, burnt out, or frustrated their employees are. Kevin has a BA in philosophy Read More


Four Fast Ways to Be More Strategic Today

November 27, 2015

Strategic v Tactical What’s the difference? I default to think that tactical = getting stuff done while strategic = figuring out the right stuff to get done. Tactical is important, no doubt. The wheel’s got to keep on spinning. But 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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