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Great at Work: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More

by Morten Hansen,
Psychology Today, January 9, 2018

For more than a century, experts on individual and organizational behavior have tried to account for differences in performance at work. They have measured the impact of many factors, including innate talent, work ethic, institutional structures and incentives, inspirational leaders, and industry-specific conditions. And they have identified ways for individuals to work smarter, including prioritizing, setting clear goals, delegating, networking and collaborating.


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