Tony Schwartz, CEO of The Energy Project, says, "The way we're working isn't working." If you want you and your staff to do more and do it better, he recommends you abandon a slew of common business notions that he believes keep you from achieving your goals.

Stop thinking people are most productive when they put in unrelenting hours of panic-mode labor, Schwartz advised attendees during Hanley Wood's HIVE Conference in Los Angeles on Sept. 29. Instead, work to supply all the needs that give them energy, and then focus their efforts on accomplishing their work in quick bursts rather than in a marathon-style slog.

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