By Michael Bungay Stanier
You're employed difficult. you install the hours. but you are feeling such as you are continually 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 lower than 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 12 months in 2006, is a company advisor who’s discovered the way to circulate us clear of undesirable paintings (and even solid work), and towards extra time spent doing nice work.
When you’re as much as your eyeballs answering email, returning telephone calls, attending conferences and scrambling to get that venture performed, you could flip to this inspirational, motivating, and from time to time playful e-book for worthy tips. In fifteen routines, Do extra nice Work exhibits how one can eventually do extra of the paintings that engages and demanding situations you, that has a true influence, that performs for your strengths—and that matters.
The routines are "maps"—brilliantly easy visible instruments that assist you locate, commence 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 must do and what your company desires you to do
- Generate new principles and percentages quickly
- Best deal with your overwhelming workload
- Double the possibility 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 existence is, it is going to inform you the right way to do it.
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These contributions are like Pop Rocks candy for your brain—each one fizzes and stimulates and delights. You don’t need a coach or a shrink or a consultant or a weekend retreat to figure out how to do more Great Work. You just need a pen, some paper, and a little bit of time to get clear on what matters and to build your own plan to do it. You also need to say, “It’s time”—and get going. Have more impact. Make more of a difference. Be happier. Do more Great Work. Warm wishes, Michael Bungay Stanier PART 1 Laying the Foundation Introduction: Before You Get Going .
You can make notes directly in this book, if you like. But you might want to consider getting yourself a notebook devoted to jotting down insights, thoughts, and ideas, practicing the exercises, and planning how to do more Great Work. A notebook will be useful because these exercises are perennial. You can come back to them time and time again, and they’ll always offer something new, useful, and insightful. Being able to track how your thinking and doing has changed over time will be both interesting and valuable.
It can be a commitment to making changes in yourself and your world by means of the work that you do, or it can be a connection to a cause that pulls you forward and helps you be who you want to be. Somehow, time can both shrink and stretch to accommodate a Great Work moment. These definitions are all true. They’re all equally important. ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? You’re getting ready to go on a journey of sorts, a journey to find and do more Great Work. All books like this are an invitation to start something new, try a different approach, and step into a new way of working and living.
Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork. Start the Work That Matters by Michael Bungay Stanier