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The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working – A Book Review

If you’re feeling that your approach to life and work is missing something, this book may be for you.

Whether you were influenced by the Protestant work ethic or a motivational phrase – remember “no pain, no gain”? – many of us are literally working ourselves to death and missing out on the experience of living.

The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working” challenges some of our current paradigms regarding our approach to work, and uses science and professional sports to show us that not only is there another way, but there is a better way.

Schwartz describes the four “forgotten needs” that energize performance; physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental. He emphasizes the importance of and need for intentional intermittent renewal to maximize sustained performance.

These are some of the same foundational principles of our LeadFORWARD process, which focuses on an integrated and balanced development of four distinct leadership quotients: spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental.

Quoting Wayne Dyer, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” After reading “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working,” you may never look at work the same way again.

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