Posted in Innovation
by Emily Spitzer

Designing Human-Centered Spaces

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”      – Robert L. Peters Today some of the most forward-looking companies are engaging employees by designing environments that address four core human needs—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual—the same factors...

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Posted in Innovation
by Emily Spitzer

An Iterative Approach to Designing Space

“Great design is a multi-layered relationship between human life and its environment.” –Naoto Fukasawa Planning, building, and then finalizing a new space is a typical design practice but not the optimal one. Space design, like any other design medium, benefits...

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Posted in Leadership
by Laurie Coe

Sustaining Our Energy to Sustain Our Planet

Recently in a partnership between Leader’s Quest and The Energy Project, Annie Perrin (Partner, Leader’s Quest) and I facilitated a session with 60 of the top world leaders in climate change. These leaders were in the Bay Area for a...

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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 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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Posted in Performance
by Tony Schwartz

The Rhythm of Great Performance

For nearly 15 years, I’ve been making the case — in my writing and with corporate clients — that employees can be more productive by working fewer hours and taking more time for rest and renewal during the work day....

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Posted in Performance
by Tony Schwartz

Sleep as a Competitive Advantage

At 6 p.m. last Friday, I boarded a plane for Bangalore, India. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, I arrived back in New York after two days of meetings and traveling 34 hours across nine time zones. As you can imagine, I...

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