We have written often about Leadership Frenzy – that state of constant chaos, information overload, back-to-back meetings, and 24/7 connection that is at the heart of many of the problems and challenges faced by leaders striving for greater effectiveness. While many of us think that the key to greater productivity and effectiveness is time management, we know that the real key is managing your energy instead. This is something we wrote about recently in Forget about managing your time; Manage your energy instead.

I have had the pleasure of working with the team from The Energy Project over the last few months for a mutual client. Their organization is the thought leader on the significance of managing energy for higher performance. Tony Schwartz, the founder of The Energy Project and author of Be Excellent at Anything, posted a great blog on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network that explains the impact of failing to manage your personal energy and he offers ideas for addressing a personal energy crisis.

Read Tony’s blog post here and take their Energy Audit here to see how well you are managing your energy.

If you enjoyed this post, you can read more like it in our book, The Power of Thoughtful Leadership: 101 Minutes To Being the Leader You Want To Be, available on Amazon.


To learn more about how managing your energy is an important key to Thoughtful Leadership™, contact Robyn at rmcleod@chatsworthconsulting.com.

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