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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,103 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz Narrator: Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2003 ISBN: 9780743567138
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We live in digital time. Our pace is rushed, rapid fire and relentless. Facing crushing workloads, we try to cram as much as possible into every day. We're wired up, but we're melting down. Time management is no longer a viable solution. Managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness and life balance.
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 your life. The Power of Full Engagement is a highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully both on and off the job.
At the heart of the program is The Corporate Athlete® Training System. During the past decade, dozens of Fortune 500 companies have paid thousands of dollars to learn the Corporate Athlete training system. So have FBI swat teams, critical care physicians and nurses, salesmen and stay-at-home moms. The Power of Full Engagement lays out key training principles and provides a powerful, step-by-step program that 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 provides a life-changing roadmap to becoming more fully engaged on and off the job. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Betty Edwards Author, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain At last here's a book that takes on an endemic problem in American life: why do we never have enough time and energy for the things that matter most? In lucid, transparent, and elegant prose, the authors lay out a coherent solution with unassailable logic. I can't imagine any person who won't find a mirror image in every section of this book.
  • Stephen R. Covey Author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Tremendous! The Power of Full Engagement is a remarkable application of the athletic metaphor to high-performing people and organizations. This reader-friendly book is filled with compelling insight, real-life illustrations, and practical to-dos. Loehr and Schwartz will inspire you to increase your energy capacity in all dimensions: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
  • Barry Diller Chairman and CEO, USA Interactive Now, and I'm sure for the future, anything that can lead to healthier minds and bodies of executives -- and therefore to more responsible leadership -- is almost a national imperative. To that end, this book is a real contribution.
  • Dan Brestle President, Estée Lauder Companies A true wake-up call. At a time when the media is filled with stories of executives with warped values, this book will give you the confidence and a clear road map to tackle your problems with positive energy and moral strength.
  • Scott Miller President and CEO, Hyatt Corporation The principles articulated in The Power of Full Engagement have been important to me personally and as the leader of a large company. We really do have to train in business in the same way that great athletes do, learning how to peak at critical moments, but also to rest and regroup in order to build back capacity.
  • Marcus Buckingham Coauthor, First, Break All The Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths Fantastic! At the heart of this book is a simple truth: the secret to lasting success -- individually and organizationally -- lies in how we manage our energy. This is a phenomenal insight that most of us ignore. Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr provide a very practical map for marshaling our energy -- physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually -- to live much more productive and fulfilling lives.
  • “Reading The Power of Full Engagement is a gift to yourself, to your organization and to those you care about. In very direct, clear and practical ways Loehr and Schwartz give readers rituals to change their lives.” 

    Pat Crull, vice-president of Learning and Development, McDonald’s Corporation 

  • “A practical book that tells it straight and captures the essence of what life balance should look like. The Power of Full Engagement inspired me to stop talking and to establish rituals that will change my life.” 

    Rita Bailey, former director, University of People, Southwest Airlines

  • “Logical, streamlined, engaging, and highly relevant to the business challenges we all face today.”  

    Peter Rummell, chairman and CEO, St. Joe’s Company

  • “Using their impressive work with athletes and corporate executives, Loehr and Schwartz lay out the new rules for getting exceptional results in any performance context…Narrated by the authors with understated passion for their ideas, this is one of the most important performance audios of the past 10 years.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess Rupprecht | 2/12/2014

    " I like the new facts presented to me in this book. That energy management is the key to doing more in life, not just time management. As a working mom, learning how to manage my energy in a limited 24-hour period is an eye opener. If you like reading self help books, then I would highly recommend this book. If you are an owner of a company and you wanted optimum performance from your employees, then you also need to read this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/9/2014

    " One of the best productivity books I have ever read. HIGHLY inspiration and highly recommended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara Leigh | 2/7/2014

    " This is a nice book on how to focus on managing your energy vs. your time. I do, however, think it could have been condensed into less than half the read it was since it's heavily weighted with case studies. Overall, worth a look-see :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/31/2014

    " Great book, great ideas. Definitely recommended reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick Arkesteyn | 1/24/2014

    " I have been through a few programs on managing your time and energy. This book delivers more results than all of the others combined. If you apply what you learn in this book, you will find transformation over and over again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/22/2014

    " Okay, so this book is a little embarrassing to carry around in public, especially because of the splashy "Corporate Athlete Training System" logo on the cover, and I'm unlikely to fill out any of the forms in the back or memorize which foods have a high glycemic index. But as my first foray into the self-help genre, I found it really useful. Some of the advice is common sense (I think most of us know we should sleep sufficiently, eat well and exercise). But the examples of how stressed-out individuals have been able to find some peace in their careers and deeper meaning in life through rituals and slowing down the treadmill are inspiring. This is one of the few library books I've actually wanted to purchase. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BJ Wright | 1/19/2014

    " This book is awesome, and the concepts are so true and helpful. There are way to many books out there to help manage our time, when if we focused on our energy we would accomplish so much more in day. The book covers a number of different aspects that help you become effective in your daily tasks, each one of them could fill a full book alone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rena | 1/13/2014

    " One of the most insightful book I've ever read. It enlighted me to the faulty thinking around time management and a better choice being enery management. An excellent read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/30/2013

    " Definitely thought provoking, and it convinced me to sign up for a photography class I've wanted to take. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 11/20/2013

    " Interesting concept, but this book did not hold my attention. Made it about a third of the way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffani | 11/16/2013

    " It was an interesting book, but already had knowledge of what they talked about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc Page | 6/27/2013

    " Terrific material on maintaining and improving energy balance in your life. The case studies and examples we well-woven into the material and the resources at the end of the book are helpful to evaluate your own energies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kip | 6/13/2012

    " I hate to be reading this kind of stuff, but the first half was actually kind of useful. The notion of recovery, pacing, and the dimensions of energy were worth it. I read it cuz everyone at work was, but the HBR article by the authors covers it pretty well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle r | 4/13/2012

    " Fully living. breathing. Experiencing. We have all this positive energy that Loehr and Schwartz talk about. Supposedly, we can harness it and ride the wave...but I'm always tired. I guess that's because I am an insomniac. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curt | 3/1/2012

    " Some good ideas, but after about 50 pages it was a lot of repeat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monisha | 3/1/2012

    " The main tenants of the book are smart and actionable. Some of the profiles were a little too shallow and one dimensional. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jim | 1/8/2012

    " An excellent overview of the idea of managing energy, not time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kpurmal | 8/24/2011

    " Gets right to the heart of what's missing in our fast-paced business world: the need to manage on our energy, not our time. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vladimir Stolyarov | 7/22/2011

    " Really Cool Book devoted not for Time Management, but for Energy Management questions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roni | 3/15/2011

    " It' going to be my favorite book. Contains essential skill for live in modern time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 2/6/2011

    " Good information, and a lot of great stories (real life) that I could relate to in one way or another. A lot of good nuggets here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rena | 2/6/2011

    " One of the most insightful book I've ever read. It enlighted me to the faulty thinking around time management and a better choice being enery management. An excellent read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 1/21/2011

    " Great book on taking control of your energy levels and understanding what make us tick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Apd | 1/20/2011

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 12/30/2010

    " Great book about Focus versus popular thought of multitasking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mohamed | 12/24/2010

    " This is not just another "inspirational" book. It exceeded my expectations. Solid and interesting, recommended for anyone interested in serious self-improvement thought! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 11/21/2010

    " Learned one thing here and that was more than enough: the power of renewal, not just rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 10/8/2010

    " This book presents an interesting concept that it is energy, not time that is the key to high performance and personal renewal. <Doh!> It makes sense that if you don't have energy (in all of its forms) you aren't going to be able to do anything. Check out the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 9/24/2010

    " One of the best books regarding self-leadership that I've ever read.

    This is my second time reading it. It's a must-read. I love the concept that performance isn't about managing time, it's about managing energy. "

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About the Author

Jim Loehr is chairman, CEO, and cofounder of the Human Performance Institute, a training company that has successfully utilized energy management technology to improve the productivity and engagement levels of elite performers from the worlds of business, sport, medicine, and law enforcement. A world-renowned performance psychologist, he is the author of over a dozen books, including the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement. He has appeared on Oprah, Today, Nightline with Ted Koppel, and Evening News with Dan Rather, and his work has been chronicled in leading national publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Success, Fast Company, and Omni.

About the Narrator

Tony Schwartz is the founder and president of the Energy Project, a consulting group that works with a number of Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, Credit Suisse, Ford, General Motors, Gillette, Master Card, and Sony. He was a reporter for the New York Times, an associate editor at Newsweek, and a staff writer for New York magazine and Esquire, and a columnist for Fast Company. He coauthored the #1 worldwide bestseller The Art of the Deal with Donald Trump and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Full Engagement with Jim Loehr.