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Publisher's Summary

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 the 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.
© 2003 Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz; (P)2003 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
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By Matt on 02-04-05

It works if you try it.

I listened to this book, and more importantly, I tried implementing the principles taught. After only a week I find that I have much more energy, especially when I get home. This has directly affected my attitudes and relationships for the better. I'm listening to it for the fourth time now. But remember this is one of those annoying books where you actually have to take action after you've read it, or it won't do you any good :>)

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By David on 05-09-03

Buzzword Soup

I bought this title because it was on the bestseller list and sounded like a good buy. However, after struggling through it I have to say it's poor at best. The book is sold on the strength of the authors' reputation as developers of the "corporate athlete" program. Unfortunately the narration comes across as trite, and self-promotional.

To me, the book seems to lack real depth of insight or compassion into the real issues facing readers in crisis -- except to see them as sell-through opportunities for other programs and products.

As an alternative to The Power of Full Engagement I would highly recommend The Breakout Principle and The Power of Now, two less commercial and more authentic works.

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