What It Takes to Be a Great Employer

One of the primary definitions of the word "engagement" is "a hostile encounter; a battle. " Another is "a specific, often limited period of employment. "
In the corporate world, however, engagement has come to signify just the opposite: some blend of an employee's commitment, passion, focus, . . . 

The Exhilarating Power of Purpose

I had just woken up in a hotel in San Jose, California, last week and I was brushing my teeth when I suddenly felt a powerful wave of something I can only describe as joy. Perhaps oddly, it was about my work. I love what I do, virtually every aspect of it. That amazes me, because what I do is run. . .

A 90-Minute Plan for Personal Effectiveness

For nearly a decade now, I've begun my workdays by focusing for 90 minutes, uninterrupted, on the task I decide the night before is the most important one I'll face the following day. After 90 minutes, I take a break. To make this possible, I turn off my email while I'm working, close all wi. . .

Six Keys to Changing Almost Anything

Change is hard. New Year's resolutions almost always fail. But at The Energy Project, we have developed a way of making changes that has proved remarkably powerful and enduring, both in my own life and for the corporate clients to whom we teach it. Our method is grounded in the recognition that h. . .

Enough is Enough

Five years ago in The New York Times Magazine, the philosopher Peter Singer wrote the most important article I've ever read. It was called "What Should a Billionaire Give — and What Should You?" What I remember best is the haunting hypothetical question Singer posed: If you were to pass a shallow. . .