The Power of Full Engagement

  • by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
  • Narrated by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
  • 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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.


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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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- David

Read the Title - skip the book

This book is based on the important truth that energy management is much less important than time management. However, it tries to cover so many areas that it fails to deliver on any of them.

The language of this book has been completely infiltrated with corporate buzzwords that many potentially profound thoughts are clouded. Words like "Personal Inventory," "Spiritual Alignment," "Value Statement" remind me of much of the meaningless double-speak found in the corporate world today.

If you're interested in managing your physical energy, read "Body for Life." If you're interesed in improving you're emotional energy read any of Tony Robbins books. If you're interested in renewing yourself spiritually, comb the great leaders of your tradition. On the other hand, if you truly value your time, skip this book.

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- Scott Hardin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2003
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio