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May 30, 2008

News & Opinion: New Excerpt - from Executive Stamina

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 12:44 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

There's a new excerpt up on our Excerpts blog, taken from Chapter 11 of Executive Stamina: How to Optimize Time, Energy, and Productivity to Achieve Peak Performance by Marty Seldman and Joshua Seldman. Here is the publisher's description of the book: "Executive Stamina combines the wisdom and methodology of the very best executive coaching with the cutting-edge training techniques of world-class endurance athletes. This holistic approach uses practical tips and tools to help executives maximize their career potential, maintain their physical health, and stay aligned with their personal values. Readers will better manage their productivity, time, and energy to achieve peak professional performance. Having personally coached more than 1,500 executives, Dr. Seldman reveals all the success factors, derailment factors, and tradeoffs on the fast-paced executive career track, helping today's executives achieve more and live better."

And here's a snippet from the excerpt:
What Is the Best Use of Your Time?
Only you can answer that question, and it will be different for everyone, and will change with circumstances. Nevertheless, there are some guidelines you can follow to help you identify those activities that should be a priority in your current role. To begin, ask yourself:
  • What is my unique position on the team?

  • What are the factors necessary for me to succeed in this role?

  • What are the current risks and priorities of my role?

Here's a direct link to the excerpt: https://800ceoread.com/excerpts/archives/008109.html

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.