Ep 50. Tony Schwartz: Energy for Success - Work and Life with Stew Friedman
Tony Schwartz is the founder and CEO of the Energy Project, which began in 2003. He is a thought leader on sustainable high performance and building more humane workplaces and he has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times. He began his career as a journalist and is author of several books, including The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time (with Jim Loehr) and The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working. He’s also co-author with Donald Trump, of The Art of the Deal. Tony has delivered keynotes and trainings to leaders of companies around the world and The Energy Project has offices in three countries.
Stew and Tony talk about the importance of re-energizing and re-focusing in order to foster sustainable workplaces that allow employees to be productive. They discuss the role of feelings, one’s inner life, and one’s mood on performance and productivity. Tony talks about four reservoirs of energy -- physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual -- that need to be nurtured through ritual and practice to develop patterns that become habitual. They emphasize how the workplace can be a place of continual growth and development on an individual as well as an organizational level.