Full disclosure: here at Actionable, we are super fans of Michael Bungay Stanier. In 2012, Actionable Founder Chris Taylor sat down with Michael to talk about how to Do More Great Work. Since then, we’ve written summaries of Do More Great Work, Get Unstuck & Get Going, and The Coaching Habit, and hosted Michael for a webinar about The Coaching Habit. One of the things we love about Michael’s work is that it’s highly actionable—Do More Great Work, for example, […]
I wrote Our Journey to Corporate Sanity for anyone who is ready to participate in a journey of exploration and co-creation for a higher purpose. It is especially for those who want to become 21st century leaders who create new opportunities instead of being stuck in old ways of problem-solving and blaming, and who understand that trust, community, and relationships are the keys to this era. Those who are participating in this journey want to learn how to transform themselves and […]
If you’re not going to be able to give something your all, I believe it’s better to admit it up front and figure out another way to address it. The alternative — sliding into that passive grey zone of mechanical execution — is depressing.
I think we’ve all seen it – a meeting full of high performing, committed people… and that guy. Which is not to say that “that guy” is not good at something, it’s just that this – this meeting or project – doesn’t benefit from his presence. So what is he doing here?
There was a tradeoff decision at play – keep the team focused on being productive versus spending resources to improve them productivity skills. Keep them communicating with their clients versus brushing up on their communication skills. The act of leading versus developing leadership abilities. Doing versus improving.
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