Work and Life with Stew Friedman
About This Show
Welcome to the Work and Life Podcast with Stew Friedman -- bestselling author, celebrated professor at The Wharton School, and founder of Wharton's Work/Life Integration Project. Stew is widely recognized as the world's foremost authority on cultivating leadership from the point of view of the whole person.
On this podcast, Stew talks with a variety of experts -- leading researchers, progressive executives, policy advocates, inspiring educators, and more -- about how to cultivate harmony between work and the rest of your life; that is, your family, your community, and your private self (mind, body, and spirit).
Conversations in all Work and Life Podcast episodes are taken from broadcasts of Stew's Work and Life Radio Show, which airs weekly on SiriusXM 111, Business Radio Powered by Wharton. Tune in on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM Eastern.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 50. Tony Schwartz: Energy for Success
6 days ago
Tony Schwartz is the founder and CEO of the Energy Project, which began in 2003. He is a thought leader on sustainable high performance and building more humane workplaces and he has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times. He began his career as a journalist and is author of several books, including The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time (with Jim Loehr) and The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working. He’s also co-author with Donald Trump, of The Art of the Deal. Tony has delivered keynotes and trainings to leaders of companies around the world and The Energy Project has offices in three countries.
Stew and Tony talk about the importance of re-energizing and re-focusing in order to foster sustainable workplaces that allow employees to be productive. They discuss the role of feelings, one’s inner life, and one’s mood on performance and productivity. Tony talks about four reservoirs of energy -- physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual -- that need to be nurtured through ritual and practice to develop patterns that become habitual. They emphasize how the workplace can be a place of continual growth and development on an individual as well as an organizational level.