11 results for author: Michael Bungay Stanier


Rapid Fire Strategic Thinking Planning & Doing

With the rise of a VUCA world - Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic, Ambiguous - you need a practical way to help drive strategic thinking and doing. In this short webinar, you'll discover why plans are useless, but planning is crucial, and you’ll get five ...
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3 Things to Get You Back on Track

Part of you is wondering if 2015 has already spiraled out of control, irrecoverable. That's certainly how I'm feeling, so it's not entirely an accident that my mastermind group gathers annually about now. This is the Brain Trust, six people who provide for ...
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How to Focus on What Matters

Hands up for us who don’t feel a little over-connected, over-committed and overwhelmed? Wherever I go, whenever I train groups of people, not one person has yet to say to me, “I’ve got too much Great Work. I’m overloaded with meaningful, engaging ...
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The Two Things That Matter (perhaps)

My mother-in-law would be 100. She was just four months shy of achieving that amazing number. We had yellow roses – her favorite – at the Box of Crayons Global HQ in honor of the redoubtable Mrs B. Meantime I tried (and, honestly, failed) to imagine ...
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Warren Berger on the Art of Questioning

My guest today is Warren Berger, who has just put out a terrific book called A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. He writes weekly for Fast Company and Harvard Business Review, and previously wrote about transfor...
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Aligning Coaching with Strategic Priorities

In theory, coaching can be a powerful way to shift behavior, increase engagement, enhance thinking and generally make a difference to the way people do business and the way businesses can succeed. But it may not be working. Consider these sad survey ...
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Rita McGrath, The End of Competitive Advantage

"Strategy" is one of the most abused and least understood words in the business lexicon today. It gets slapped in front of anything to make ideas sound more important. And a lot of the books out there that purport to address how to be strategic are pretty ...
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3 Ways to Definitely Increase Your Impact

Inspired by glitter, oatmeal, a curling rock and a number of Lego people, join me as I share three things to focus on to increase your impact: Projects, People and Patterns.  
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Great Work is Counter-Cultural (so who are you irritating?)

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." -Schopenhauer The Real Starting Point Schopenhauer is on to something here, even if the first stage is more ...
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Be Creative: Stop Following the Rules

"If you obey all the rules, you  miss all the fun." -Katherine Hepburn With the exception of gravity, almost all of the rules are negotiable - someone just makes them up. It's no longer about what you can't do. It's about what you can do. And that, my ...
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Stop the Busywork!: 7 Ways You Can Do More Great Work

Imagine everything you do could fall into one of three buckets: Bad Work Good Work Great Work I'm not talking about the quality of the work you deliver - I've no doubt that's fine. I'm talking about the meaning the work has for you and the impact ...
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