8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest)

8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest)

by Marc Effron
8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest)

8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest)

by Marc Effron


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633693975
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 276,748
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

Preface xi

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

Conclusion 177

Appendix 179

Notes 185

Index 199

About the Author 207

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