Research has shown that the best performers among musicians such as violinists have practiced for a maximum of 90 minutes at a time with laser-like focus. In this book, How to Be a Top Performer, the author illustrates that research on “purposeful practice” can be applied to managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and others. In this book on achieving top performance, the author explains how the research results of Anders Ericsson and others can be applied to business, not just to musicians and athletes. “Purposeful practice” becomes “purposeful working” when managers, professionals, or entrepreneurs work in 90-minute segments of interruption-free time. But to do so, they must gain control of the interruptions, ignore the distractions, manage their energy, and maintain the motivation to persist. This book explains how.
About the Author
Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a Quality Control Supervisor and Plant Manager in industry for 12 years and a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before launching into the consulting business. He has been speaking, writing and conducting training programs on the topic of effective time management for over 35 years. He has written over 20 books, including a Canadian bestseller, Making Time Work for You. He has developed over 50 time management products, including the popular Taylor Planner, which has sold in 38 countries around the world. He has had over 300 articles accepted for publication.