112: Are You Fully Charged? 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life | with Tom Rath

by Joe Sherwood on May 15, 2015

fully-chargedBeing an engaging leader starts with engaging your own work and life optimally. When you are fully charged, you get more done, your mind is sharp and creative, you feel fully alive – and you are a better leader, parent, spouse, and friend. Does that happen by accident, or are there specific actions that create this daily charge?

Tom Rath is a research scientist with The Gallup Organization who has spent his entire career studying workplace engagement, health, and well-being. He last joined us in Engaging Leader episode 58 to discuss his bestselling book Eat Move Sleep. His newest book is Are You Fully Charged? 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life.

Tom joins us today to discuss the most proven and practical strategies to help you be fully charged – and to help you teach and coach the people you lead to be fully charged too. According to Rath’s latest research, three key conditions differentiate days when you have a full charge:

  • Meaning: doing something today that makes a positive difference, especially if it benefits another person
  • Interactions: creating far more positive than negative moments
  • Energy: making choices that improve your mental and physical health

Jesse and Tom discuss proven and practical tips in all three areas to help you be fully charged – and to help you teach and coach the people you lead to be fully charged too.

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