The steps you need, for the results you want.
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.
|Publisher:||Harvard Business Review Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
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
Table of Contents
Foreword Marshall Goldsmith ix
Introduction: How to Be a High Performer 1
Step 1 Set Big Goals 19
Step 2 Behave to Perform 37
Step 3 Grow Yourself Faster 63
Step 4 Connect 87
Step 5 Maximize Your Fit 109
Step 6 Fake It 131
Step 7 Commit Your Body 149
Step 8 Avoid Distractions 165
About the Author 207