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How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better and Achieve More
New York Times bestselling author Morten Hansen presents an authoritative, practical guide to individual performance. Why do some people perform better at work than others? After a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Hansen reveals the answers in his "Seven Work Smarter Practices" that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each chapter contains questions and key insights to allow you to assess your own performance and figure out your work strengths, as well as your weaknesses.
For his latest book, Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better and Achieve More, Morton Hansen spent five years researching more than 5,000 employees in dozens of industries, to better understand the deceptively simple question of why some people perform better at work than others do.
Thousands of hours and millions of dollars are spent on recruitment, onboarding, skills training and leadership development to produce model employees capable of extraordinary individual performance — those elusive star performers who will set the top-performance benchmark for their department or their entire company. Hansen’s research challenges the assumption that it’s just a matter of hiring people willing to work “longer and harder.” He presents seven distinct practices that will enable employees to embrace a growth mindset and find ways to work smarter rather than harder:
Mastering Your Own Work
Mastering Working with Others
Hansen started with the question of why some employees perform better than others. The result is a relevant, insightful and rigorously empirical study that draws on a wide range of fascinating examples designed to help anyone looking to maximize their time and performance.
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