CEO and founder, The Energy Project
Why is Tony speaking at WorkHuman?
Tony was a journalist for 20-plus years but was always interested in human development, performance, what stood in people’s ways, and what made greatness possible. He founded The Energy Project with the idea that his and his team would help people manage their energy rather than their time. At WorkHuman, Tony will share best practices for leaders and organizations facing transformations.
Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project, a consulting firm that helps individuals and organizations solve intractable problems and add more value in the world by widening their world view. Tony is considered one of the world’s thought leaders around sustainable high performance and building more human workplaces. He began his career as a journalist and has been a reporter for the New York Times, a writer for Newsweek, and a contributor to publications such as New York, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Fast Company. Since founding The Energy Project in 2003, Tony has written extensively for the Harvard Business Review. He has also written the Life@Work column in the New York Times, and three of the most popular articles in the Times during the past several years: “Why You Hate Work,” “Relax, You’ll Be More Productive,” and “Addicted to Distraction.” Tony is the author of several books, including “The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time (with Jim Loehr),” which spent 28 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working,” a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller. Tony has delivered keynotes and trainings to leaders of companies around the world, including Google, Unilever, Facebook, Whole Foods, Microsoft, Alcoa, the Los Angeles Police Department, the National Security Agency, and Save the Children. Tony is married to Deborah Pines, a psychotherapist. He has two daughters and three grandchildren.
Research shows that 87 percent of companies have undertaken a significant transformation in the past decade – and 75 percent of those have failed. The costs in time, money, and lost opportunity are enormous. So, what stands in the way? Human resistance. You can’t transform an organization without simultaneously transforming your people. In this session, […]