This work offers a summary of the book “HOW TO BE A STAR AT WORK: Nine Breakthrough Strategies You Need To Succeed” by Robert Kelley.
Many people believe that star employees are the product of external factors other cannot acquire. However, a ten year research study has shown that these factors actually have little correlation on performance. How to be a Star at Work explains that strategies for star performance can be learnt. All of them are straightforward and practical, but when applied they can double productivity and increase value. The nine strategies Kelley explores are also sustainable.
Each of the nine strategies are dealt with in depth, with advice and guidelines. For personal initiative, for example, Kelley suggests following projects from inception to completion, undertaking new projects that help colleagues and taking on responsibilities that entail learning new skills. Before you start, evaluate the time involved vs. the benefits, and how it could be scaled up company-wide.
In short, ‘You have the potential,’ Kelley believes, ‘-- the fundamental talents -- to be a star performer. I have supplied the productivity secrets -- the everyday work strategies the star performers use.’ How to be a Star at Work is a useful book, whatever stage of your career you’re at.