Praise for EXECUTIVE STAMINA
"Seldman is a world–class executive coach. Executive Stamina is a brilliant how–to book. It will help anyone maximize his or her full career potential and live a more balanced, integrated life. His advice is priceless."
Michael White, CEO, Pepsico International, and Vice Chairman, Pepsico
"Whether you′ve just gotten a promotion, or have been CEO of a Fortune 500 company for eight years, or if you just want a better shot at realizing your dreams, Executive Stamina will provide you with pearls of practical insight and wisdom which will guide your journey. I can think of many colleagues, friends, and family members to give this book to, including my two sons."
Edward Ludwig, CEO and Chairman, Becton, Dickinson and Company
"Life wouldn′t be interesting if there were no challenges. But you could end up being totally stressed out if you are not smart about managing them. You can get a lot smarter if you learn from this book."
Sam Su, CEO, Yum! Brands, China Division
"In each of his books, Seldman has shown a talent for combining deep insights with practical application, based on years of experience coaching hundreds of executives and managers. Executive Stamina is no exception. Even the most effective executive is sure to find new ways to enhance his or her impact."
Ed Bernard, Vice Chairman, T. Rowe Price Group
"With its focus on work/life balance and health, Executive Stamina is a remarkable gift to senior staff leaders in both the private and not–for–profit sectors. This book is wise, practical, and clearly grounded in many years of hands–on experience with the real lives of executives. It should be compulsory reading for every manager who yearns to be successful, while also being content and healthy."
Melanie Macdonald, President and CEO, World Neighbors
"Executive Stamina provides great insight for executives or busy people in any field to find a balance in their work and personal lives. It was very helpful for me, but I think the younger generation of leaders will find it even more helpful as they put work/life balance at a much higher priority than their predecessors did."
Al Carey, CEO, Frito–Lay
About the Authors ix
PART I WORK/LIFE ALIGNMENT
1 What Is Most Important to You? 21
2 Is Your Schedule Aligned with Your Priorities? 35
3 The Minimums and Shifts/Drifts Systems 45
4 Finding Your Career Sweet Spot 61
PART II BUILDING YOUR STAMINA
5 The Impact of Stress 75
6 Increasing Your Fitness 93
7 Your Lifelong Fitness Plan 113
8 Nutrition 137
9 Stress Management: Your Individual Plan 155
10 Yoga at the Office 183
PART III OPTIMIZING JOB PERFORMANCE AND RESULTS
11 Identifying High–Payoff Activities 207
12 Taking Control of Your Calendar 223
PART IV CAREER MANAGEMENT
13 Reaching Your Full Potential 243
14 Avoiding Career Management Mistakes 255
PART V PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
15 Maintaining Positive Relationships 273