The Power of Full Engagement and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading The Power of Full Engagement on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal [Paperback]

Jim Loehr , Tony Schwartz
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 18.99
Price: CDN$ 13.71 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 5.28 (28%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Thursday, September 25? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition --  
Hardcover CDN $20.06  
Paperback CDN $13.71  
Audio, CD, Abridged, Audiobook CDN $21.94  
Save Up to 90% on Textbooks
Hit the books in's Textbook Store and save up to 90% on used textbooks and 35% on new textbooks. Learn more.
Join Amazon Student in Canada

Book Description

Jan. 3 2005
The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live.
As Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate in their groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance. Their Full Engagement Training System is grounded in twenty-five years of working with great athletes -- tennis champ Monica Seles and speed-skating gold medalist Dan Jansen, to name just two -- to help them perform more effectively under brutal competitive pressures. Now this powerful, step-by-step program will help you to:
· Mobilize four key sources of energy
· Balance energy expenditure with intermittent energy renewal
· Expand capacity in the same systematic way that elite athletes do
· Create highly specific, positive energy management rituals
The Power of Full Engagement is a highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully. It provides a clear road map to becoming more physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned -- both on and off the job.

Frequently Bought Together

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal + Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity + The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Price For All Three: CDN$ 41.50

Product Details

Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

The authors, founders of and executives at LGE Performance Systems, an executive training program based on athletic coaching programs, offer a program aimed at stressed individuals who want to find more purpose in their work and ways to better handle their overburdened relationships. Just as athletes train, play and then recover, people need to recognize their own energy levels. "Balancing stress and recovery is critical not just in competitive sports, but also in managing energy in all facets of our lives. Emotional depth and resilience depend on active engagement with others and with our own feelings." Case studies demonstrate how some modest changes can have an immediate impact. Loehr (Mental Toughness Training for Sports) and Schwartz (Art of the Deal, writing with Donald Trump) also include a chart highlighting Action Steps, Targeted Muscle, Desired Outcome and Performance Barrier and apply these tenets to individual cases. A chart analyzing the benefits and costs to taking certain action shows the impact negative behavior can have on both physical and mental well-being. However, the actual "training program" whereby readers can learn how to institute certain rituals to change their behavior is less well-defined. Managers and other employees who have attended HR seminars may find this plan easy to use, but self-employed people and others less familiar with "training" may be unable to recognize their behavior patterns and change them.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist

For 25 years, Loehr and Schwartz have conducted intensive training with professional athletes to help them perform at peak levels under intense competitive pressures. They are not involved in the physical training process, however. Their intervention focuses on effective management of our most precious resource, our energy. They have found to their surprise that the performance demands most people face in their everyday work environments are often tougher than those professional athletes face. Because athletes train constantly, they are more prepared, whereas most people are in the work game 8 to 12 hours a day with little or no training at all. Most of us are constantly trying to manage time; here, the authors have instead set out a prescription for managing energy on every level: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. You are likely to find some of yourself in one of the many case studies they provide to illustrate their techniques. Some of what they say is reminiscent of Tony Robbins' self-help material, but without all the hype it's easier to digest. David Siegfried
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
We live in digital time. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the retiree living alone. Jan. 31 2004
By A Customer
Those of us who are retired and not living with others are a perfect market for this book. Without jobs or family members making demands on us, with most of our time our own, we can fall into habits that work against us: watching TV at all hours of the day and night, sleeping erratically and at all hours, napping during the day even when we're not tired.
This book provides us with both the rationale and the know-how for setting up routines that can transform our lives. After decades of productivity, I found myself rattling around the house wondering,"What am I DOING with my life?". With nothing pressing, my "well-earned rest" turned into an unfocused waste of time and an uncomfortable feeling that I was wasting my life. My mood started to sink, as did my energy.
This book has galvanized me to action. I started with bedtime and arising routines, which quickly led to an exercise routine, then regularly scheduled meals. My energy has returned - I feel like the "old me"! - and my time is now filled with pleasurable and stimulating activities. This book has stopped me from growing old, and I am extremely grateful.
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
"The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal" is a good self-help book for business executives, managers, athletes, and others who feel overwhelmed by the demands of their jobs and who want to improve their effectiveness.
Loehr and Schwartz argue that life isn't a marathon, rather it's a series of sprints. To be successful, individuals need to balance recovery time with actual sprinting. A tired sprinter probably won't win the next race. And, most of us treat life like a constant race with no downtime.
Loehr, a performance psychologist, came upon these observations while he was studying professional tennis players to learn what separates the greatest players from the less successful players. Loehr discovered what separated the greatest players, such as Ivan Lendl, from the less successful players wasn't how they played tennis points. Rather, it was how they behaved between playing points.
The greatest players developed rituals to help calm and relax themselves in the short time between points.
When Loehr used EKG telemetry to monitor player heart rates, he discovered that: "In the sixteen to twenty seconds between points in a match, the heart rates of top competitors dropped as much as twenty beats per minute. By building highly efficient and focused recovery routines, these players had found a way to derive extraordinary energy renewal in a very short period of time."
The less successful players, on the other hand, didn't have rituals to help them recover between points. Their heart rates remained high between points, and they couldn't seem to calm their stress.
Similarly, Loehr and Schwartz say many managers and executives don't have rituals to help them relax and remain effective.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Anton
For those that have practiced any sport, it is obvious that energy is what makes people succeed. However, based on my experience in corporate America, this book will be very useful for most, since it provides a nice well-balanced approach to managing the daily stresses of life. Regretably, most of the discourse focuses on common sense, and there are not many practical tips and suggestions fr putting the book's insights into practice.
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so much for moms and the rest of us March 17 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Most reviewers will be men as opposed to Stephen Covey's 7 Habits where many women and child care providers can relate better. I have worked inside large companies and small ones with extensive sales training. I see this as a book for people who can pick up company training programs, grasp opportunities and run with them on their own. But, what about the rest of us who have been out of the business loop? I am now a mom who stays at home with my children by choice and would love to have nonprofessional mumbo jumbo for energy applications. Out of the work force for several years and a different path chosen makes
this book not such a good read for moms (who stay home or who work outside) and families. It leaves out anyone who has not
been chosen as one of the worthy people to embrace "company
political training." The authors and the publisher have left millions out - so don't say it's for everyone. It's not. For moms and anyone in the family/kid role who are in great need of much "energy" to prevent Mommy Melt Down or even Life Melt Down, my first love is still Stephen Covey, 7 Habits, and Jodie Lynn's, Mommy-CEO (Constantly Evaluating Others) 5 Golden Rules. Here are two books almost everyone can understand and get on with positive energy and organization while keeping sanity. Another favorite specifically for parents would be Best Friends Worst Enemies, by Michael Thompson. The world would benefit in personal and family relationships, and embrace life building skills in the coorporate world too, from reading these books.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars "Full Engagement" is Awesome!!! Sept. 21 2003
Format:Audio Cassette
This book convinced me that you aren't fully engaged in life unless your Physical, Mental, Spiritual, and Emotional energies are fully charged and working together. You get them fully charged by having your your day to day actions and behaviours aligned with your values and true intentions. "Full Engagement" explains how to accomplish this by assessing and dealing with the stark reality that sometimes your actions and behaviors contradict your true intentions. Example: I would tell you that I deeply respect people. Hmmm, why then am I always 5 minutes late to meetings and appointments? Oops -- I need to fix that contradiction. Somehow the Full Engagement approach just feels more realistic than Covey's 7 Habits. Not that I don't like 7 Habits -- I think the book is awesome -- but I guess I just appreciate the extra reality this one provides. It is harder to kid yourself after reading this book.
Bottom line: If you are serious about improving your life, buy this book. For those interested, the book does mention information about an optional "full engagement" assessment program that is available (extra $$$). I like having the option to dig deeper and become even more fully engaged.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
A refreshing look at engagement and high performance. Really appreciate the concise summaries at the end of each chapter and the personal development "tools" in the appendix. Read more
Published 15 months ago by David Notte
3.0 out of 5 stars Rituals of Renewal to Replenish Your Personal Energy
Much of the information in this book can be found in other books on time management and personal productivity. Read more
Published 19 months ago by John M. Ford
5.0 out of 5 stars Corporate Athlete -- What's Your Training Plan To Achieve Optimal...
If you end each day exhausted, I urge you to read this book. If you already (or wish to) maximize your tasks by agressive time management or productivity tools, you may be... Read more
Published on July 10 2011 by Brad Mattson
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple, concise message.
A good book, although I wouldn't say that there is anything new in this book that could not have been derived from reading any number of other self-help books like the 7 Habits or... Read more
Published on Jan. 14 2011 by BrahmaBull
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the title and focus on the methodology provided
I recently re-read this book and was curious to know to what extent (if any) it has lost any of its relevance during the years since it was first published, in 2003. My conclusion? Read more
Published on Aug. 9 2010 by Robert Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't regret buying this.
If you like to find real reason's for improving and growing your ability this is a great book to help with it. Read more
Published on June 24 2004 by Steven Kempton
5.0 out of 5 stars Energy is Power
We only have a certain amount of time and energy every day to do the things that are most important to our happiness and productivity. Read more
Published on June 18 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read!
Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz offer a lot of solid, common sense advice. The authors recommend going to bed and getting up at a consistent time - not exactly Ben Franklin's "early to... Read more
Published on June 3 2004 by Rolf Dobelli
5.0 out of 5 stars Managing Energy with Rituals
Excellent book. Reminds me of various theories and principles of learning and behavior that I agree with: Vygotsky's ZPD theory, Durkheim's theories about rituals and emotional... Read more
Published on May 28 2004 by Monica
5.0 out of 5 stars A definitive guide for energy optimization
I started life as an energetic optimist, but after many disappointments, my energy and enthusiasm waned. Read more
Published on May 13 2004
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category