Do More Great Work

Stop the Busywork and Start the Work that Matters

This book helps you find the time, the courage and the focus to do the work that lights you up.

Find, start and sustain Great Work: work that has more impact, more meaning.

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“Great work really does come in small packages! This little book is a dynamo of “great work truths.”

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith

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15 Practical exercises to help you
find, start, and sustain Great Work


Do Work That Lights You Up

Find the motivation, courage, and focus to do “Great Work”–the kind of innovative work that pushes us forward, stretches our creativity, and truly satisfies us.


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What You’ll Learn

Do More Great Work exercises are “maps” — brilliantly simply visual tools that help you find, start, and sustain Great Work. All it takes is ten minutes a day, a pencil, and a willingness to change.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Find clues to your own Great Work—they’re all around you
  • Locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do
  • Generate new ideas and possibilities quickly
  • Best manage your overwhelming workload
  • Double the likelihood that you’ll do what you want to do

And much more!

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“Kids are Doing More Great Work”

"I love the book! Michael Bungay Stanier's solutions are so easy to put into place. Even my middle school students and members of my family and community have taken the bait to do great work. Highly recommended. "Do More Great Work" is so compelling, my students are connecting to each other in transformative ways. I am not an affiliate. Just taking action."

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"Do the Work.. and it works."

"If you actually DO the work that this book gives you every opportunity to do... easily and right IN the book in some places, you WILL do More Great Work. The downloads that accompany online give this book a lot more than it appears at first glance. I recommend you 1. Buy the book and an empty notebook to do work in. I recommend a good sized one at least 8.5 x 11. 2. Put in your calendar a period of time each week to work on it (better yet, do it with another 1-4 people as a way of supporting each other) and 3. Add a time in your calendar to just THINK about that week's work.... you will see fantastic results. Thank you, Michael. You truly add to my week with your wisdom and videos."

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"Actionable guidance, joy to read, get this book, do it!"

"Quick practical read, game changer for how I think about everything I decide to put effort into. Great writing style."

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"Feel like your best self isn't seeing the light of day? This book is for you..."

"I love this book. When I picked it up I was working 10-12 hours a day, 7 days a week starting a new business... and feeling like I could never get my head above water. "This just must be the life of an entrepreneur," I thought. Boy was I wrong. A friend recommended that I read DO MORE GREAT WORK and it has literally changed my life. In his deliciously empathetic and charming way Michael Bungay Stanier helped me see that my problem was a daily epidemic of "good work" that was keeping me from doing "great work." That clarity alone would have been worth reading the book for - but by taking the time to work through each of Michael's "map" (exercises) in the book I left with an actionable blueprint for how to shift my work habits to make sorely needed space for for great work. If you feel like your best self isn't seeing the light of day, DO MORE GREAT WORK is an absolute must read. I'm recommending it to others left and right."

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"The change every business...and the world needs"

"This book is a critical message to the world of work and society.
No longer are we going to settle as workers(human beings) for "bad work" (read busy work.)
As a teacher of secondary age students, I share the messages of this book to encourage the skill /talents/knowing of my students
as they plan/imagine their adult lives and career paths.
This generation will not tolerate busy work...which unfortunately school often is for them.
This great work book inspires us all to re-evaluate what we are doing with our precious time.
It asks the questions and provides interactive maps and humor.
A true joy to read and use as a tool for moving forward."

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"Must read for any business leader"

"This book is excellent. It has many great ways to understand what motivates you, how to turn those motivations into actions. The exercises are fantastic , Easy to do, and practical. I'll be using these exercises for years to come."

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