8 Steps to High Performance: Focus on What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest) by Marc Effron8 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)

byMarc Effron

Hardcover | August 7, 2018

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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.

In8 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 Effronis 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 publishesTalent Quarterlymagazine and is coauthor of the bestsell...
Title:8 Steps to High Performance: Focus on What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest)Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:August 7, 2018Publisher:Harvard Business Review PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:163369397X

ISBN - 13:9781633693975


Editorial Reviews

Advance Praise for 8 Steps to High Performance:Sean Connolly, President and CEO, Conagra Brands--"8 Steps to High Performance provides the advice, encouragement, and straight talk to put you on a proven path to higher performance."Santrupt Misra, CEO, Carbon Black and Director, Global HR, Aditya Birla Group--"Marc Effron has effortlessly fused insights derived through consulting, research, and observation into this book. I wish I had access to such a book early in my career! The best part is the ease with which he delivers these concepts and practical ideas to the reader--that is his high performance!"Tim Richmond, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, AbbVie Inc.--"Effron has a knack for seeing the big picture and explaining it as a series of concise scientific concepts, and this is what he achieves in 8 Steps to High Performance. Effron excels at simplifying what can seem daunting to help readers focus on practical ways to improve performance."Robert Hogan, PhD, President, Hogan Assessment Systems--"Marc Effron's compact guide to career enhancement stands out for three reasons. First, he knows what he's talking about; Effron is a highly skilled manager and consultant who draws on a vast range of personal experience to justify his recommendations. Second, the book is briskly written, utterly accessible, and loaded with common sense. But third and most important, his recommendations are based on an extensive reading of the empirical literature; this is data-based feedback at its best."Melanie Steinbach, Vice President and Chief Talent Officer, McDonald's--"8 Steps to High Performance follows a simple method that Effron delivered so effectively in One Page Talent Management: start with the science, keep it simple, and make it practical. This book's clear messages--about what to do and what not to do--make it a must-read for anyone who wants to perform better at work, regardless of level or age."