Executive Stamina. How to Optimize Time, Energy, and Productivity to Achieve Peak Performance

  • ID: 2325497
  • Book
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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

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About the Authors ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

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

Conclusion 297

Index 298

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DR. MARTY SELDMAN is one of the world′s most experienced and successful executive coaches. He is the author of five books and has designed impactful seminars like Organizational Savvy, Optimizing Differences, and Executive Stamina. Currently he is the President of Optimum Associates. For more information, contact www.optimumassociates.com.

JOSHUA SELDMAN is a highly respected cycling and fitness coach. During his professional athletic career, he was a twelve–hour and twenty–four–hour solo mountain bike champion. He was also a lead coach for Carmichael Training Systems and Lance Armstrong′s Tour of Hope cross–country ride. He can be contacted at joshuaseldman@yahoo.com.

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