By Tony Schwartz (Free Press, 2011)
In an attempt to get more done, a lot of us are moving at a frenzied, unsustainable pace. Rather than becoming maximally productive, though, we’re wearing ourselves out and losing the ability to perform at all. So argues Tony Schwartz in his most recent book, Be Excellent at Anything. A well-respected energy-management expert and coauthor of The Power of Full Engagement, Schwartz argues that we perform better when we have regular periods of rest and renewal. He makes his case with vivid examples from the science of high performance.