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Jim Loehr, Power of Full Engagement

Jim Loehr, Power of Full Engagement

Every now and then I come across a book that creates a radical shift in how I think of things.  In the field of self-management and productivity, there have been two.  The first is David Allen’s Getting Things Done, where the insight of “get it out of your head and into a system that really works” changed the way I managed my life.  The second has been Dr Jim Loehr’s The Power of Full Engagement.  This book, based on years of work running leadership programs at the Human Performance Institute for sports men and women and business men and women alike says this:  You can’t manage your time, you can only manage your energy. Genius, and one of the reasons I was so happy to be talking to Dr Loehr on this call. He got into this work when, as a clinical psychologist, he started working with world-class athletes such as the speed skater Dan Jansen and the tennis player Andre Agassi – and it blossomed from there. In this discussion we look at:

  • His latest book, The Power of Story and how framing your story and defining your purpose is strongly aligned with doing more Great Work
  • The importance of measurement and data in understanding how (and why) you’re performing
  • What it means to invest “extraordinary energy” – and why that matters
  • Why his “inner voice training” was one of the most significant breakthroughs to managing their clients’ focus and energy

Listen to my interview with Jim Loehr.


0:16 Michael introduces Dr. Jim Loehr

0:26 Dr. Loehr’s book called The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

1:10 His latest book, The Power of Story and how framing your story and defining your purpose is strongly aligned with doing more Great Work

4:56 The importance of measurement and data in understanding how (and why) you’re performing

7:95 What it means to invest “extraordinary energy” – and why that matters

14:39 Why his “inner voice training” was one of the most significant breakthroughs to managing their clients’ focus and energy

23:43 How to find out more about Dr. Jim Loehr

25:17 Michael closes the interview

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