Stop the Busywork!
You’re up to your eyeballs answering email, returning phone calls, attending meetings, scrambling to get things done. But when did being busy become a measure of success?
Start the Great Work that Matters!
You know what Great Work is. You’ve probably had a few of these moments in your life. You’ve had times when you felt alive, passionate and powerful because you knew that you had just done something really great.
- It’s the stuff you dreamed about when you first started this career.
- It’s work you’re proud about, excited about, that means something to you
- It’s making a difference.
- It’s doing the stuff that matters.
A Practical and Fast Solution
Do More Great Work doesn’t take forever. It doesn’t suck up more of your life. It gives you back your life. So you can do Great Work. And make a difference.
In Michael Bungay Stanier’s Do More Great Work you’ll find fifteen ‘maps’, practical exercises to help you identify how to find, start and sustain more Great Work. Amongst other things you’ll learn:
- Where to find clues to your own Great Work. (They’re all around you.)
- How to locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do.
- Tactics to best manage the overwhelm.
- How to double the likelihood you’ll do what you want to do.
There are also original contributions from leading thinkers like Seth Godin, Dave Ulrich, Michael Port, Penelope Trunk, Leo Babauta and Chris Guillebeau on how to do more of the important stuff.
To do more Great Work you need focus, you need courage and you need resilience. Do More Great Work will help you find all that and more. (See an interview with Michael where he talks about Do More Great Work, and how to find Great Work in your own professional life.)
You don’t need a coach or a support team or a two-day retreat to tackle what’s in this book.
You need pen and some paper and ten minutes. So why wait any longer to do Great Work? Buy the book Do More Great Work – in its 5th printing, with over 70,000 sold-translated editions available in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Dutch, Chinese, Czech and Indonesian.
This is one of the best self-coaching books I've come across. The book is very readable, funny and useful. The exercises are very practical, simple and revealing. I've shared this resources with friends and colleagues and recommend it highly to anyone that is intending to focus more on what counts..."
I readily gravitated towards the author's affable and precise style of writing. He takes a topic that I have found difficult to understand, presented it in a way that has allowed me to grasp, and readily apply to my own circumstances."
Really an awesome book filled with very practical tools to find what makes you feel WOW in your professional life and how to do more of it. Filled with very effective exercises and graphics that makes you move and get where you want. Applies both to your professional and personal life. A fun book, written with Michael Bungay Stanier's unique sense of humour. I highly recommend it."
This book is terrific. It has tons of nifty tips and tools to get people more focused on doing their best work and being intentional about where they put their efforts. Withinn hours of dipping into it I was adapting one approach for a brainstorming session i was leading. It’s inspiring, engaging and really, really practical, all at the same time. It sounds liked a cliche but it really will replace several other books on my bookshelf. I have already bought a couple of extra copies and given them away to friends and co- workers.”
As a career coach, I’m constantly looking for the highest quality resources to recommend to my clients. This one will now be at the top of my list.”
As a teacher of secondary age students, I share the messages of this book to encourage the skill /talents/knowing of my students as they plan/imagine their adult lives and career paths.”
This book is reader-friendly, fun to read, and filled with practical wisdom and humor. And, it’s recommended by David Allen, which is plenty for me.”
If, as Seth Godin says, “Great work is art,” then “Do More Great Work” is a Michael Bungay Stanier masterpiece – likely the first of many. The message is simple, useful and relevant for both individuals and leaders, and the exercises are provocative yet perfectly accessible. The fun presentation makes one want to pick it up, and the powerful questions generate flashes of insight that make you not want to put it down.”
Find Your Great Work can help managers stop managing and start coaching. It strikes just the right balance between simple to use and practical – and the tools are flexible enough to work for managers and their teams in organizations both big and small.”
If you’re looking to create a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) where you focus on the work that generates results, then Find Your Great Work is for you. It’s a fun and practical way to get clear, stay energized and keep work from sucking.”
Michael shows us how careers can be transformed from mindless mediocrity to work wanderlust where everyday is a joyous adventure of discovering meaning in what you do. He rewrites the old mantra of “hard work is fun” to “great work is fun”!”
Find Your Great Work is the road map we all need! Bad work wastes our life, our passions, our energy, our time! Good work is OK, but you are better than that. You were put on this planet to be great! Follow Bungay Stanier’s simple yet powerful advice, and you will lead a great life through great work!”
Peak performance increasingly requires that you excel at playing your pluses. In a unique and practical way this book teaches you how to combine high will and skill. Read it and learn how to be the greatest… by being yourself 100%.”
This book may be little but the idea is big. Find Your Great Work will help you think bigger about who you are and what you offer the world.”
Find Your Great Work is both inspiring and sublimely practical, a rare mix in a book. Michael has created a road map for all of us to find the great work in our lives, and to achieve it. There is a lot of power in the simplicity of this book. A must read.”
Great work really does come in small packages! This little book is a dynamo of ‘great work truths.’”