David Allen, author of Getting Things Done
Michael Bungay Stanier is the Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work.
On the way to founding Box of Crayons ten years ago, Michael lived in Australia, England, the US and now Canada. As an innovation expert he helped invent new products and services, and as a change management consultant he supported companies as they evolved.
He’s written a number of books, the best known of which are Do More Great Work and the philanthropic project End Malaria, created a series of short internet videos, such as The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun, that have been seen by millions and designed a wide range of training programs that are being used around the world.
Michael is on the editorial advisory board of the Peer Bulletin, the leading journal on mentoring. He’s also Thinker in Residence at Knowledge Blocks, a resource for readers of business books. He’s been the Creativity Coach for David Allen’s Getting Things Done online community.
An internationally acclaimed professional keynote speaker, Michael Bungay Stanier is a popular keynote speaker at business and coaching conferences around the world, including International Coaching Federation conferences, the OD Network, the International Association of Facilitators, CSTD and SHRM. Read more about his keynote speaking services.
He was the first Canadian Coach of the Year and a Rhodes Scholar.
Before Box of Crayons, he was the first employee for what is now the world’s largest independent innovation agency, and while most of what he invented never saw the light of day, he did have a hand in Pizza Hut’s stuffed crust pizza.
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Everything you do falls into one of three buckets: Bad Work, Good Work, and Great Work. At Box of Crayons our goal is to help individuals and organizations do more Great Work.
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