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    DescriptionThis book was previously titled, "The Way We're Working Isn't Working." "Be Excellent at Anything "is one of those rare books with the power to profoundly transform the way we work and live. Demand is exceeding our capacity. The ethic of "more, bigger, faster" exacts a series of silent but pernicious costs at work, undermining our energy, focus, creativity, and passion. Nearly 75 percent of employees around the world feel disengaged at work every day. "Be Excellent at Anything "offers a groundbreaking approach to reenergizing our lives so we're both more satisfied and more productive--on the job and off. By integrating multidisciplinary findings from the science of high performance, Tony Schwartz, coauthor of the #1 bestselling "The Power of Full Engagement, "makes a persuasive case that we're neglecting the four core needs that energize great performance: sustainability (physical); security (emotional); self-expression (mental); and significance (spiritual). Rather than running like computers at high speeds for long periods, we're at our best when we pulse rhythmically between expending and regularly renewing energy across each of our four needs. Organizations undermine sustainable high performance by forever seeking to get more out of their people. Instead they should seek systematically to meet their four core needs so they're freed, fueled, and inspired to bring the best of themselves to work every day. Drawing on extensive work with an extra-ordinary range of organizations, among them Google, Ford, Sony, Ernst & Young, Shell, IBM, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Cleveland Clinic, Schwartz creates a road map for a new way of working. At the individual level, he explains how we can build specific rituals into our daily schedules to balance intense effort with regular renewal; offset emotionally draining experiences with practices that fuel resilience; move between a narrow focus on urgent demands and more strategic, creative thinking; and balance a short-term focus on immediate results with a values-driven commitment to serving the greater good. At the organizational level, he outlines new policies, practices, and cultural messages that Schwartz's client companies have adopted. " Be Excellent at Anything "offers individuals, leaders, and organizations a highly practical, proven set of strategies to better manage the relentlessly rising demands we all face in an increasingly complex world.


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    Title
    Be Excellent at Anything
    Subtitle
    The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Work and Live
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Schwartz, With Jean Gomes, With Catherine McCarthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 334
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451610260
    ISBN 10: 1451610262
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27850
    BIC E4L: BUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
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    DC21: 658.3128
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS041000, BUS030000, BUS046000, BUS103000
    LC classification: HF5549.5.P37 S39 2011
    Thema V1.0: KJMB, KJM, KJU, KJMV2
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    01 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "An engaging, thorough, and authoritative manual for optimal performance and for a rewarding life. Tony Schwartz has done it again. A business must read."--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence