What Really Works
There's no shortage of advice out there on how to perform better, and better than others, at work. The problem is knowing which methods are actually proven to work--and how you should act on them to get the best results.
In 8 Steps to High Performance, talent expert and bestselling author Marc Effron cuts through the noise with his signature "science-based simplicity" approach to identify what matters most and show you how to optimally apply your time and effort to boost your performance. It turns out that higher performance comes from doing many things well--but some of those things are not in your power to change. Effron reveals the eight key factors you do control and practical steps for improving yourself on each one. You'll learn:
How to set goals that create higher performance
Which behaviors predict higher performance in different situations
How to quickly develop the most important capabilities
Who to connect with and why
How to understand and adapt to your company's strategy
Why you sometimes shouldn't be the "genuine" you
How to best manage your body to sustain your performance
How to avoid management fads that distract you from high performance
Research-based, practical, and filled with self-assessments, tools, and templates to support your performance goals at work, this short, powerful book will help you and anyone on your team deliver outstanding results.
Marc Effron is the founder and President of the Talent Strategy Group where he leads the firm's global consulting, education, executive search, and publishing businesses. He advises the world's premier organizations on how to build high-performing talent. Marc founded and publishes Talent Quarterly magazine and is coauthor of the bestselling book, One Page Talent Management (Harvard Business Review Press). Author's Social Media: @the8steps, the8steps.com, talentstrategygroup.com