Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Power of Full Engagement

Good but slightly long day yesterday. Ended with a dinner with one of my mentors - Dr. Joe Martin, a U of Toronto professor and my daughter, Laura who attends U of T. Joe is a business historian who always has views on the economy, trade, politics etc. He always has great stories and wisdom.

On the weekend, I read a great book - The Power of Full Engagement by Loehr and Scwartz. I had listened to the audio version several weeks ago.

The thesis of the book (which I beleive in) is "Managing Energy, Not Time is the key to high performance". Too bad I had already published my time CD. The energy concept is a great one. Of course that does not mean the key to high performance might be to manage both time and energy.

I instinctively have always managed my energy including building systems that support increased energy. One part of my time tracking system is to track what tasks give you energy and what tasks drain energy. By recognizing both, you are in a better position to spend time on energy creating tasks.

So my time tip today is to track eneergy and manage it to optimize performance.


At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Glad to hear my book recommendation hit the mark for you! I did get my set of dvds with a hour session on this book's content. Are you interested in watching it?

At 11:58 PM, Blogger Jim Estill said...

I loved the book and should have credited you with the suggestion. I would love to borrow the DVDs.


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