Author: Tony Schwartz

The Only Way to Get Important Things Done

"How can I get 7-8 hours of sleep when I'm with my kids from the moment I arrive home, and I need some time for myself before bed?" "How can I find time to exercise when I have to get up early in the morning and I'm exhausted by the time I get home in the evening?" "How can I possibly keep . . .

Whatever You Feel Compelled to Do, Don't

Remember the last time you pushed the "send" button for an email and then instantly regretted it? Or snapped at someone in a moment of frustration?
It's easy to recite the litany of all we do wrong in our lives — eat and drink too much, exercise and sleep too little, spend too much on things. . . 

Working Harder Doesn't Get You Ahead

Late last week, I had several different challenging projects on my plate, each with fast-approaching deadlines. Feeling the pressure, I awoke earlier than usual in the morning and got to my desk by 7:00 am. Four hours later, I was still sitting there, barely having budged from my chair. To my su. . .

Let Us Now Praise Uncertainty

A few weeks ago, I found myself in a conflict with someone in my work life. I felt he had clearly violated an agreement we'd made. My first reaction was righteous indignation.

It was a familiar feeling.  I was raised by a powerful mother who saw the world in stark terms: black and white, good an. . . 

A Wake Up Call

Were you outraged by the recent report that yet another air traffic controller was caught napping during his late night shift?
Ray LaHood, our Transportation Secretary, certainly professed to be: "There is no excuse for air traffic controllers sleeping on the job," he said afterward.  "We wil. . .