Being a high performer would be easier if the contents of every best-selling management book and popular TED talk were true. You could then experience unheard-of success if you read the Wall Street Journal’s top-ten business best sellers and did exactly what each book said. Unfortunately, no one shares which of those books and talks are filled with truth, which are filled with unproven advice, and which are scientifically proven to be wrong. Until now.

The final step on your journey to high performance is to avoid the fads that distract you from what’s scientifically proven to improve your performance. Many of these fads present advice that ...

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