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Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork. Start the Work That Matters. Paperback – February 22, 2010
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1) Where are you now? (Map current mix of bad, good and great work. Assess)
2) What's Great? (Recall peak moments. Assess)
3) What are you like at your best? (Recall emotions at peak moments. Map "I am this...not that")
4) Who's great? (Think of role models that are inspiring and assess why. Choose characteristic. Emulate & Visualize)
5) What's Calling You? (Scan landscape for great opportunities. Analyze. What surprised you? Inspired you?)
6) What's Broken? (Map aggravations that "erode the quality of our lives." Assess. What can you change)
7) What's Required? (Map all the work you do on daily or weekly basis into one of 4 quadrants: a) They Care/You Care (Sweet spot/Do more-convert from good to great work) (b) They Care/I don't care. (Stop doing), (c) I Don't Care/They Care (Must do - delegate or be more efficient-embrace adequacy." (d) You Care/They Don't Care (Do it Elsewhere; do it undercover; re-label it)
8) What's the Best Choice? (Map your options. Rate/rank the options.
9) What's Possible? (Map creative new ideas and explore what can be converted to great work)
10) What's the Right Ending?Read more ›
I wonder where this book will appear in bookstores. Business book? Self-enhancement book? Psychology book? Do More Great Work transcends categories. I suspect that you are skeptical of these superlatives but I honestly do not take the time to write reviews unless an author inspired me. Michael does (again).
He prods, provokes, and challenges you to answer questions about your life that can often be uncomfortable. He gives you a playground of exercises to uncover values, strengths, and situations governing your behavior, and how to navigate with them to effectively emerge as a mindful, passionate leader.
I am purposely avoiding specific details about what is in the book because it is impossible to cover the broad terrain and I hesitate to emphasize small snippets out of context. There are dozens of questions and exercises that are useful on their own and even more powerfully together. None of these questions are silly, none of them are superfluous, and if you are receptive, this book has the potential to evoke meaningful change.
Are you content with mediocracy or do you want to do something profound with your limited time and stamina in the only life you will ever be given? If you want the latter, get this book. I stake my reputation on the line.
Todd Kashdan, Ph.D.
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Michael has done an amazing job, he knows how to cut the mustard
His methods and execution are not only fast but also does make sense
It's really about doing great work... Read more
This is a cute, little book that, unfortunately, doesn't provide many useful tips or strategies.Published 11 months ago by MLeland
Love this book! Read it with my team at work as our first book group title. Excellent choice. I love the mapping exercises and visual tools. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Powerknitter
replacement copy for one that walked off my desk, good book.Published 17 months ago by Ralph A. Linder Jr.
Gives great access to clear purposeful projects through an engaging, experiential approach. Pick a buddy to do it withPublished 21 months ago by David Pointon
I had high hopes when I purchased this book. I liked the idea of exercises that would help lead the reader (me!) to do more great work. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Paul