To manage a growing workload, it’s tempting to throw more hours at the problem. Unfortunately, working longer hours only works up until a point because time is a finite resource. Energy, on the other hand, is renewable. It can be enhanced and maintained by learning how to work in line with our natural and biological energy curves. With some straightforward interventions, the science of stamina has advanced to the point where individuals, teams, and whole organizations can significantly increase their capacity to get things done without increasing the number of hours worked.
SAHAR YOUSEF Cognitive Neuroscientist, Berkeley Haas Sahar Yousef is a cognitive neuroscientist and the youngest faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She teaches one of the most popular MBA classes, “Becoming Superhuman: The Science of Productivity and Performance” and has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Business Insider. Outside of the academic world, Yousef co-runs “Becoming Superhuman,” a training and consulting firm which teaches busy professionals how to get their most important work done in less time with less stress.