In my continuing series of blogs and websites that I find interesting, inspiring and worth sharing:
Even the name of the blog is highly evocative: Box of Crayons. Doesn’t that just sound like fun? All those different colours, all those different ways of drawing the world, all those different paths to imagination and possibility? I have become a big fan of Michael Bungay Stanier and his quest for Great Work.
I first became aware of Michael (please, may I call you Michael?) when I reviewed his book Find Your Great Work. It is a quirky bit of genius, about the size of a cocktail napkin, filled with solutions to stop the busywork and get on with the “work that matters”. I was so taken with the book that, after I reviewed it, I asked if I could keep the copy and it’s been a staple on my bookshelf ever since (right alongside Daniel Pink and Peter Block, among others…). Michael’s accomplishments and contributions to the discovery and creation of “great work” are too numerous to list here, so I encourage you to head to his blog and see what’s on top. One day, it’s a Carlos Santana video, and another day, it’s an interview with academic and thought leader Roger Martin. His posts are always informative and entertaining, and although he doesn’t reference positive psychology research directly, I can sense it there, lurking in the background, substantiating his insights and connections.
Although I don’t always have the time to listen to Michael’s great interviews, I enjoy his postings enormously. They bring colour and light to each day. Great work abounds!