Michael Bungay Stainer is the senior partner at Box of Crayons, a learning development company that helps organizations do less “good work” and more “great work” while becoming curiosity-led.
In this interview, I talk with Michael about leadership and doing great work. Keep in mind that when I talk about leadership I’m not just talking about CEOs and people who lead teams at work. We lead in many different arenas in our lives. Maybe you are a leader at work and maybe you are a leader at home or as a parent. Think about what arenas you lead in and how you can develop your leadership in those areas.
The first part of our conversation revolves around the concepts of bad work, good work, and great work. We discuss how “the stories of your past peak moments contain the seeds for your future great work.” Later, we talk about many facets of leadership and influence.
I’m excited for you to listen in because these topics affect all of us, whether or not you have “leadership” in your job description (if you have a written job description). At some point in our lives, we all have an arena where we are called to lead.
After you listen, remember that how you show up day in and day out is the basis of your influence. Be your whole self, let your values be your guiding light, and show up as a leader to influence your world and your environment.
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WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- The arenas where you are a leader
- Bad work vs. good work vs. great work
- What your past peak moments have to say about your future
- Your ability to influence and teach as a leader
- Asking vs. telling
- Teaching vs. learning