Push through when procrastination calls.

Some days you're on fire at work; other days you're burned out and easily distracted. How can you maintain your drive, make consistent progress, and expend your energy wisely?

This book will help you identify what's behind your flagging engagement and productivity—and provide the expert research and advice on what to do about it.

This volume includes the work of:

  • Annie McKee
  • Heidi Grant
  • Shawn Achor
  • Elizabeth Grace Saunders

How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Series Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. 1. The Power of Progress
  7. 2. Managing the Hidden Stress of Emotional Labor
  8. 3. How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To
  9. 4. Four Ways to Manage Your Energy More Effectively
  10. 5. When Your Motivation Dips, Focus on Results
  11. 6. Minimize Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit
  12. 7. The More You Energize Your Coworkers, the Better Everyone Performs
  13. 8. How Women at the Top Can Renew Their Mental Energy
  14. 9. Five Ways to Focus Your Energy During a Work Crunch
  15. 10. Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure
  16. 11. What You Don’t Know About Motivation
  17. 12. Why People Lose Motivation—and What Managers Can Do to Help
  18. Index