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“Energy management” can make or break an organization. In this candid, conversational article, Rosalind Torres, Peter Tollman, Susie Grehl and Eva Sage-Gavin – four contributing writers and professionals from the Boston Consulting Group – flip the switch on maximizing and managing energy within organizations. Backed by 50 interviews from CEOs, the authors claim that much of a company’s success or demise derives from the energy its leadership creates and maintains. getAbstract recommends this article to business leaders who want to improve their management abilities and see their organizations thrive.

About the Authors

Roselinde Torres and Peter Tillmann are senior partners and managing directors at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where Susie Grehl is a project leader and Eva Sage-Gavin is a senior advisor.



The “energy” in a business – meaning its “authenticity, character, discipline and communication” – can determine the success of goals, projects and even the entire organization. Leaders who emit positive energy can encourage commitment and diligence among employees. To bring the best out in yourself and others, understand the four “dimensions of energy”:

  1. “Energy is contagious” – Employees take cues from their leaders. Therefore, you must display the correct mood, in the right context, to pass on the ...

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