Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forg...” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 41% off the $17.00 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance Paperback – February 1, 2011
|New from||Used from|
Based on seven years of reporting from over a dozen countries, writer Tom Wainwright takes you on an extraordinary journey into the business of being a drug lord. Learn more.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
“I’ve read dozens of books about leadership and management. What makes this book unique and essential is the integrated and comprehensive way it addresses the challenge of getting the best from people. At Zappos we deeply believe that truly meeting our employees’ needs is what inspires their great performance. [Be Excellent At Anything] lays out a compelling new workplace paradigm and a detailed roadmap for organizations, leaders and individuals seeking to gain true competitive advantage, even as the rules change every day.” (Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos.com)
“[Tony Schwartz] is essential reading for anyone who wants a more productive and meaningful life. It’s less a self-help book than a peer-reviewed survival manual for the modern age ...[He] provides a road map for how to take back control of our lives from our faster-better-more-techno-merry-go-round culture.” (Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post)
"[Schwartz] takes a look at self-destructive behaviors that are common in the workplace, then gives a prescription for correcting each...entirely refreshing." (The Wall Street Journal)
"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)
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
Even the description of the book is quite telling. Here are a few sentences from the book review/description posted by Amazon: “Schwartz, CEO of the Energy Project, stretches an obvious thesis to the breaking point in his plaint…” and “All well and good, but the bulk of the book is then eaten up exhorting readers to get more sleep, exercise, eat better, and take care of their emotional health. While a reminder to cultivate engagement and mindfulness is always relevant to the modern business reader, the usable content is slim—and fluffed out beyond the point of readability.
Not to mention the customer reviews. They look like paid or quid-pro-quo reviews to me. Something out of the Timothy Ferris model for getting good reviews on Amazon. Very few of them seem like genuine reviews. That sucks! (and the book does too!)
I recommend this book, but don't expect completely new theories.
Compare Schwartz's "Jungian" intuition with intuition as described in Daniel Kahneman's book "Thinking, Fast and Slow." Kahneman describes two sorts of intuition, expert and heuristic.Read more ›
Originally titled, "The Way We Work Isn't Working," it makes a strong scientific case for getting more sleep, making time to meditate daily (and how to focus during meditation) and working in 90 minute bursts for maximum effectiveness.
But the book does more than provide logic as to why to adjust, but also how. The author shares stories of others, which makes the idea of change more real and accessible. I found the entire book compelling and very useful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Now here is another good practical book for business from Tony. A lot of actionable information that can really help your productivity, profit, and happiness.Published 16 days ago by F. Desk
Incredible book and research - The Energy Project supports the 7th habit from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that we need to continually 'sharpen our saws' to be... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Ross Gibson
The book was insightful and builds on the other works by Tony.Published 3 months ago by charles E Martin
Clear, actionable ideas. Pulls together much of what is already in the marketplace to create a case for how to work more thoughtfully.Published 5 months ago by C. Semrad
Validated with broad research, connecting up to date multidisciplinary studies. Updated from the first book "The Power of Full Engagement" (which I loved) to be very... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cheryl Alexander
Great book - really makes you think about how your doing business and getting things done in our overly busy world.Published 8 months ago by Jennifer Perry
I would like everybody could read this book (necessarily sooner than later!) and make significant change in the remaing part of his/hers life.Published 11 months ago by Dariusz