Peak Performers: The New Heroes of American Business

Charles A. Garfield, Author William Morrow & Company $23 (0p) ISBN 978-0-688-04243-1
Garfield's informative and brightly written study could well become a manual for high achievement in any field. He examines here top performers of all types; drawing on interviews with high achievers in many areas, he delineates the essential characteristics of peak performers and argues that anyone can gain the skills needed to excel. He uncovers ""peak'' attributes (a sense of mission, need for results, ability to self-manage) in an array of men and women, from business leaders like Victor Kiam of Remington to a cabdriver, a toll-booth agent and a building's maintenance staff. Whether entrepreneurs or Fortune-500 managers, Garfield's achievers are all energetic people, eager to grow, open to change and purposeful in their actions. Throughout, he emphasizes that commitment to one's work is the key source of peak performance. 100,000 first printing; $125,000 ad/promo; first serial to Success! February 17
Reviewed on: 02/01/1986
Release date: 02/01/1986
Genre: Nonfiction
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