Episode 87: Unleashing the Power of Productivity with Charles Duhigg
Have you ever spent an entire day frantically working, only to finish and wonder if you’ve actually accomplished anything significant? Is there a way to truly be more productive and not simply busier? Paula Faris interviews New York Times best-selling author Charles Duhigg on how to distinguish between mere busyness and true productivity, and also shares real-world, practical techniques to super charge not only your own productivity, but also the productivity of the teams you lead.
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Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. A former writer for The New York Times, he has authored or contributed to multiple series, including “The Reckoning” (2008), which studied the causes and outcomes of the financial crisis, and “The iEconomy”, which examined the global economy through the lens of Apple, and which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism. He has won many awards including the George Polk Award (2007), the Gerald Loeb Award (2008), and the National Journalism Award (2009), he was also a Business News Visionary Award recipient (2020-2021). Currently, Duhigg writes for The New Yorker and hosts the "How To!" podcast for Slate Magazine. In addition to his reporting, Charles Duhigg is a regular contributor to television and radio, including the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Frontline, Dr. Oz and various programs on CNBC and NPR. Duhigg is the best-selling author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, which explores the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies. His newest book Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business is a fascinating exploration of the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life.
Paula is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, Former Senior National Correspondent at ABC News and host of the popular podcast Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris, which gives an intimate look at how some of the world’s most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times. Previously, Faris was the co-anchor of Good Morning America weekend edition, as well as a co-host of ABC’s The View. Paula's recent book, Called Out, Why I traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling, dives into her leadership insight from the world of journalism.
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