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What It Means to be an Elder with Michael Bungay Stanier
Episode 123rd January 2023 • The Leadership Tales Podcast with Colin Hunter • Colin Hunter
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Who knew that one could look so youthful yet call themselves an elder?! Michael Bungay Stanier (or as he’s often nicknamed, MBS) and I had a good laugh recording this episode as we chatted about the values of leading like an “elder,” despite looking and sounding much more like a 28-year-old ‘bloke’ (British version of man, chap…you can choose your own word). 

Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of a number of successful books including: End Malaria, Do More Great Work, Get Unstuck & Get Going, Great Work Provocations and most recently The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. He is also the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons (, was the first Canadian Coach of the Year, and is a Rhodes Scholar. 

MBS regularly speaks to audiences around the world about “The Coaching Habit” and doing more great work. Highlights include speaking at Google, the HRPA and SHRM conferences, the Rural Women of Manitoba Conference, and anywhere that's vaguely warm during wintertime in Toronto, his home. My highlight is his appearance on the podcast of another favorite thought leader of mine, Brene Brown.

In this episode, we discuss legacy and time, what it means to be an elder, and how to make a meaningful contribution to the world that is aligned with who you are. 

Links Mentioned:

‘The Coaching Habit’ by Michael Bungay Stanier

MBS Works website