Episode 21: Charles Duhigg – Smarter, Faster, Better
Why are some people more productive than others? As Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Charles Duhigg uncovers in his most recent book, Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, productivity isn’t just about getting a lot done. Charles explores the ways in which productive people have built systems and habits to efficiently accomplish their goals. This conversation is the gateway to giving leaders the tools to take a hard look at their work and ask, “What do I really want to do?” and “What is the best way to do it?”
- “Often times the best team is not the best collection of individuals…it’s a culture that comes together.”
- “There is nothing more wasteful than trying to optimize what never should have been done in the first place.” -@cduhigg
Book: Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
Bio: Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Power of Habit. He is a winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations through programs (including the Bregman Leadership Intensive), coaching, and as a consultant to CEOs and their leadership teams. Best-selling author of 18 Minutes, his most recent book is Four Seconds. To receive an email when he posts, click here.