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HBR's 10 Must Reads on High Performance (with bonus article

HBR's 10 Must Reads on High Performance (with bonus article "The Right Way to Form New Habits" An interview with James Clear)


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Set yourself on the path to greatness.

If you read nothing else on performing at your highest level, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you learn what successful people do differently, find inspiration in your work, and achieve your full potential.

This book will inspire you to:

  • Identify the patterns that are holding you back
  • Turn weaknesses into strengths and strengths into success
  • Form the right habits to reach your goals
  • Focus on the work that matters most
  • Avoid the pitfalls of being a star performer
  • Set the stage for others to excel

This collection of articles includes "The Making of an Expert," by K. Anders Ericsson, Michael J. Prietula, and Edward T. Cokely; "Managing Oneself," by Peter F. Drucker; "Are You a High Potential?," by Douglas A. Ready, Jay A. Conger, and Linda A. Hill, "Making Yourself Indispensable," by John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman, and Scott K. Edinger; "How to Play to Your Strengths," by Laura Morgan Roberts, Gretchen Spreitzer, Jane Dutton, Robert Quinn, Emily Heaphy, and Brianna Barker Caza; "The Power of Small Wins," by Teresa M. Amabile and Steven J. Kramer; "Nine Things Successful People Do Differently," by Heidi Grant; "Make Time for the Work That Matters," by Julian Birkinshaw and Jordan Cohen; "Don't Be Blinded by Your Own Expertise," by Sydney Finkelstein; "Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity," by Ellen Langer and Alison Beard; "Primal Leadership," by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee; and "The Right Way to Form New Habits," by James Clear and Alison Beard.

HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647823467
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 05/31/2022
Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 458,403
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

The Making of an Expert K. Anders Ericsson Michael J. Prietula Edward T. Cokely 1

Managing Oneself Peter F. Drucker 15

Are You a High Potential? Douglas A. Ready Jay A. Conger Linda A. Hill 35

Making Yourself Indispensable John H. Zenger Joseph R. Folkman Scott K. Edinger 47

How to Play to Your Strengths Laura Morgan Roberts Gretchen Spreitzer Jane Dutton Robert Quinn Emily Heaphy Brianna Barker Caza 63

The Power of Small Wins Teresa M. Amabile Steven J. Kramer 75

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently Heidi Grant 95

Make Time for the Work That Matters Julian Birkinshaw Jordan Cohen 101

Don't Be Blinded by Your Own Expertise Sydney Finkelstein 111

Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity Ellen Langer Alison Beard 121

Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance Daniel Goleman Richard Boyatzis Annie McKee 131

Bonus Digital Article

The Right Way to Form New Habits James Clear Alison Beard 151

About the Contributors 165

Index 169

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