Posted in Awareness
by Tony Schwartz

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially...

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Posted in Awareness
by Tony Schwartz

Addicted to Distraction

One evening early this summer, I opened a book and found myself reading the same paragraph over and over, a half dozen times before concluding that it was hopeless to continue. I simply couldn’t marshal the necessary focus. I was...

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Posted in Performance
by Tony Schwartz

Relax! You’ll Be More Productive

Think for a moment about your typical workday. Do you wake up tired? Check your e-mail before you get out of bed? Skip breakfast or grab something on the run that’s not particularly nutritious? Rarely get away from your desk...

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Posted in Performance
by Tony Schwartz

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a...

Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too...

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Posted in Performance
by Tony Schwartz

The Secret to Sustaining High Job Performance

How do you drive sustainably high performance in an era of relentlessly rising demand? Understandably, this question keeps countless leaders and managers up at night. It is also a challenge for any of us who feel compelled to become ever...

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Posted in Leadership
by Tony Schwartz

Why Great Leaders See More and Exclude Less

The central dilemma of a modern leader is to balance apparently conflicting virtues and beliefs without choosing sides between them. Decisiveness, for example, is widely and rightly perceived as crucial to effective leadership. It’s the opposite of uncertainty and insecurity,...

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Posted in Resilience
by Tony Schwartz

Humanity as a Competitive Advantage

Earlier this week, I flew from New York to Boston and took off a full day to see a doctor about a medical condition I have. I went to these lengths because I understood him to be perhaps the world’s...

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Posted in Performance
by Tony Schwartz

It’s Not the Hours We Work, but the...

I was in the middle of writing a column on Thursday about workaholism and overwork when Jeb Bush serendipitously appeared to set me straight. Americans don’t work too much or too compulsively, he told The New Hampshire Union Leader. Rather,...

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