BookWatch: This 15-minute trick can make you a top-performer at work

What if I told you that just 15 minutes of extra effort could help you perform better at work?

In my study of 5,000 employees and managers, people who practiced work-related skills such as delivering sales pitches, listening better in meetings, or presenting ideas performed significantly better than those who didn’t. To be a top performer, you don’t have to spend hours each day on practice — as little as 15 minutes a day suffice. But you do have to practice in a certain way to maximize the intensity and productivity of your efforts.

When we think of improving our skills, we often invoke our parents’ mantra: “Practice makes perfect.

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