Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork. Start the Work That by Michael Bungay Stanier

By Michael Bungay Stanier

You're employed tough. you install the hours. but you are feeling such as you are continuously treading water with "Good paintings" that retains you going yet by no means fairly strikes you forward. Or worse, you're mired in "Bad Work"—endless conferences and energy-draining bureaucratic traps.

Do extra nice Work will get to the guts of the matter: Even the easiest performers are spending below a fragment in their time doing "Great Work"—the type of cutting edge paintings that pushes us ahead, stretches our creativity, and actually satisfies us. Michael Bungay Stanier, Canadian trainer of the yr in 2006, is a company advisor who’s stumbled on how to stream us clear of undesirable paintings (and even reliable work), and towards extra time spent doing nice work.

When you’re as much as your eyeballs answering electronic mail, returning mobile calls, attending conferences and scrambling to get that undertaking performed, you could flip to this inspirational, motivating, and now and then playful booklet for worthy suggestions. In fifteen workouts, Do extra nice Work exhibits how one can eventually do extra of the paintings that engages and demanding situations you, that has a true impression, that performs in your strengths—and that matters.

The workouts are "maps"—brilliantly basic visible instruments that assist you locate, begin and maintain nice paintings, revealing how to:

  • Find clues in your personal nice Work—they’re throughout you
  • Locate the candy spot among what you need to do and what your company desires you to do
  • Generate new principles and percentages quickly
  • Best deal with your overwhelming workload
  • Double the chance that you’ll do what you need to do

All it takes is ten mins an afternoon, a pencil and a willingness to alter. Do extra nice paintings will not just assist you establish what the good paintings of your lifestyles is, it's going to let you know the best way to do it.

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MAP 4 Who’s Great? Coaching Tip: Understand Your Motivation Standing for Something It’s Time to Get Going You’ve now got a sense of just what is Bad, Good, and Great Work for you. And you’ve got a sense of your current mix, just how much of each kind of work is showing up in your life right now. If you’re happy with that mix, then we can all relax and you can put the book down and carry on with things. Mazel tov! But if you’re not completely satisfied, if you want to make a change, and in particular if you want to do more Great Work, it’s time to get going.

Consider finding a Great Work buddy and supporting each other in working through the exercises. Ask a friend, a work colleague, or someone you know online. It doesn’t matter where—just find one. Then check in with each other regularly. Be encouraging—but kick each other’s butt when you don’t do what you want to do. MAP 1 Where Are You Now? To get to a destination, you need to know your starting point ONE OF THE MIRACLES OF the Internet age is Google Maps. No longer do you have to haul out a slightly out-of-date road atlas to plot your journey from point A to point B.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending. CARL BARD 3. Get a buddy. ” And so it is. But it’s not just more friendly. It’s also more likely that you’ll actually do something differently. ) Consider finding a Great Work buddy and supporting each other in working through the exercises. Ask a friend, a work colleague, or someone you know online. It doesn’t matter where—just find one. Then check in with each other regularly. Be encouraging—but kick each other’s butt when you don’t do what you want to do.

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