Tony Schwartz

  • Simple Ways To Get A Lot More Done

    Simple Ways To Get A Lot More Done

    What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning, before you even brush your teeth? Is it checking the e-mail that's flooded your inbox overnight? Does the pull feel increasingly irresistible, even Pavlovian? Do you get so immersed in responding to other people's agendas that 30 minutes can go by... Continue Reading

  • My 9-Day Experiment: No Internet, No Cellphone, No Computer

    My 9-Day Experiment: No Internet, No Cellphone, No Computer

    I woke up one morning about four weeks ago and realized in a flash that I'd hit a wall. Most days I can't wait to get to work. On this day, I struggled to get myself out of the house. The first three months of the year had been intensely demanding, between hiring a series of new employees for a rapidly growing... Continue Reading

  • Companies With A Conscience Are 10 Times More Profitable

    Companies With A Conscience Are 10 Times More Profitable

    AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah CannonJohn Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods, speaks during a session titled "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business" at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin on Sunday, March 10, 2013. If you had told me, when I was attending college during the... Continue Reading

  • Memo To Bosses: Stop Treating Employees Like Children

    Memo To Bosses: Stop Treating Employees Like Children

    For more than a decade now, I've struggled to define what fuels the most sustainably productive work environment -- not just on behalf of the large corporate clients we serve, but also for my own employees at The Energy Project. Perhaps nothing I've uncovered is as important as trust. As much as employers... Continue Reading

  • What Could Your Employer Do To Make You Happier At Work?

    What Could Your Employer Do To Make You Happier At Work?

    The Towers Watson 2012 Global Workforce Study makes the most powerful, bottom line case yet for the connection between how we feel at work and how we perform. Continue Reading

  • Valuable Career Lessons From Hurricane Sandy

    Valuable Career Lessons From Hurricane Sandy

    By Tony Schwartz, The Energy Project This article originally appeared on HBR.org, with exclusive updates provided to AOL Jobs. When I began writing this post, I was sitting in a hotel room with my wife and dog. We've had no electricity at our home, and therefore no lights, heat or hot water since Monday,... Continue Reading

  • A Man Who Prefers The 'Mommy Track'

    A Man Who Prefers The 'Mommy Track'

    Annie Marie Slaughter's article in the current Atlantic titled "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" had a familiar ring - hauntingly so. More than two decades ago, the Harvard Business Review published an article titled "Management Women and the New Facts of Life," which made many of the same arguments that... Continue Reading

  • Running On Empty? 6 Ways To Get Your Energy Back

    Running On Empty? 6 Ways To Get Your Energy Back

    Recently, I was giving a talk to 160 senior executives at a large bank. As part of the talk, I asked them to fill out something we call "The Energy Audit," as a way of assessing how well they are managing their own energy. It happened that they had access to individual polling devices, so we were able to... Continue Reading

  • How To Succeed Without Trying Too Hard: 4 Tips

    How To Succeed Without Trying Too Hard: 4 Tips

    It's one of the hardest things in the world to do, probably because it runs so counter to our powerful and primal need to feel safe, loved, and successful. For most of my life, I prided myself on relentless perseverance in the face of obstacles, and a refusal to give up on any goal or client I was pursuing.... Continue Reading

  • 7 Rules For Taking Back Your Life

    7 Rules For Taking Back Your Life

    It's no secret that American workers have allowed technology take a pernicious toll on their attention, and in turn, their creativity, resilience, relationships and, ultimately, productivity. But how do you take back your life? The key is to make conscious choices that provide long-term satisfaction rather than... Continue Reading