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Motivation (The Brian Tracy Success Library) by Brian Tracy

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Start Them Strong

In a thirty-year research project, accounting firm Deloitte & Touche studied thousands of its employees, starting with the initial hiring process and then following employees’ track records through the years in an attempt to determine the factors that would most predict high performance in the long term. What the researchers found was quite interesting.

First, they discovered that self-selection was a vital factor in predicting subsequent performance. The term “self-selection” refers to employees who had more than one choice of an employer. After interviewing with other companies, these employees, who were obviously talented since they were in consideration for a job at such a prestigious firm, came back to Deloitte & ...

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