Performance

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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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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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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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by Tony Schwartz

Activity Does Not Always Equal Productivity

  In all likelihood, you get more done today than you ever have before. That’s mostly because you can do so much more, so much faster, wherever you are, through e-mail, texting, instant-messaging, Twitter and posting. The real issue is...

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by Emily Pines

The interval training principle could help us deal...

No sooner had I sat down to write this article than I felt myself dawdling. First, I checked to make sure I had no new emails. Then, I looked at my phone to see if anyone had sent me a...

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