Business professor Morten T. Hansen launched a massive research project into what “working smarter” actually means. He tracked the practices and performance of 5,000 managers and employees and distilled the data into seven top-performance principles. The principles are simple – for example, winnow your tasks to the important few and focus on them intensely. Putting them into practice amid the pressures of modern business is more difficult. Hansen offers illuminating stories of people who use his principles effectively. The co-author of Great by Choice with Jim Collins, Hansen is an engaging writer who can find the drama in even dry business histories as he explicates the principles that underlie his stories. Anyone in the work world will gain focus and efficiency by reading this manual.
About the Author
Morten T. Hansen, PhD, is a management professor at the University of California, Berkeley and is on the faculty at Apple University. He also wrote Collaboration and co-authored the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice with Jim Collins.