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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.
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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
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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 morePublished on June 12 2013 by David Notte
Much of the information in this book can be found in other books on time management and personal productivity. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2013 by John M. Ford
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 morePublished on July 10 2011 by Brad Mattson
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 morePublished on Jan. 14 2011 by BrahmaBull
If you like to find real reason's for improving and growing your ability this is a great book to help with it. Read morePublished on June 24 2004 by Steven Kempton
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 morePublished on June 18 2004
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 morePublished on June 3 2004 by Rolf Dobelli
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 morePublished on May 28 2004 by Monica