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

As any business book worm could notice, there is no shortage of career advice books being published. According to our own doitinvest.com rough estimations, at least 200 titles are heavily pushed towards the English speaking exec-suite “wanna be’s”. Naturally, with so much noise, one normal reader does not stand a chance to read even 10% of these.
Therefore the questions is – what makes “8 Steps to High Performance – Focus on What You Can Change” a book worth reading?

If you ask me, first is the author – Marc Effron. He is not only a relatively well known talent consultant, but also a refreshingly direct person. Marc Effron does not pretend he is reinventing the career management- instead, he states he relies on the old-fashioned approach of synthesizing significantly tested HR theories into easy to follow steps to improving one’s career.

Secondly, “8 Steps to High Performance – Focus on What You Can Change” comes fully grounded on the business realities of today. I would be hard pressed to quote anything odd or impossible to apply from the book – which makes it more of a high school career handbook than anything else.Read More »Book Review – “8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest)” by Marc Effron