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Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Break through to your peak performance!

Whether you're navigating your way on a new team, expanding your leadership role, or just trying to get heard in a meeting, you're facing the kind of workplace challenge we all run into sooner or later: you need a new performance. In Performance Breakthrough, Cathy Salit presents the revolutionary strategies that she's proven successf
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 12th 2016 by Hachette Books
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Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining read. Apparently, a little improvisational performing will make you more successful at work, and even at home. My favorite directive suggested by the author is to write a poem, draw a cartoon or make up a song whenever someone says or does anything you think is stupid or problematic. I would never get any work done !!
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I chose this book for a work book club specifically because I knew it would make people uncomfortable. The suggestions Salit makes in this book will put people off kilter. Which is good. The premise of the book is that in all of our interactions, at work and otherwise, we are engaged in a performance. We improvise, some better than others. We act in different ways depending on our audiences. This is not to say we are inauthentic. It just means we know who we are talking to. Time and place. Some ...more
Miguel Cortes
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredibly insightful

Insightful not in that it gives you some secret knowledge, rather it is an invitation to revive our ability to build teams creatively. It is a book that calls into action our performance capacity to transform our lives with other, including in the business world. Loved it!
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done, help-books
This book was amazing. Its a must-read for anyone who's interested in that kind of thing.
Feb 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help
Interesting concept of performing your way to overcoming your challenges and hang-ups but I'm not convinced it works and won't ring as false. Still gave me some things to think about though.
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What I liked most about this book was how it delivered a whole different way for approaching personal development. This genre is too often intellectual, backed occasionally by some practical things to try. This book is all about what to try. The rest will follow. Don't think about the other person's perspective. Put yourself there. Or put yourself with them directly, along with your own open mind. See what you learn and go from there. Many of the techniques in this book are based on improv and a ...more
Boudillon Jean
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, open up a world of possibilities

You can become who you wanna be, you can become somebody else, and yet you can remain authentic. It's not about changing yourself, it's about extending yourself.
You are not a prisoner of who you are or of who you think you are. That, in itself, is extremely empowering.
Cathy gives practical advices to literally extract yourself from this persona you might feel stuck with and give you an opportunity to become a bigger, better, different 'you.' Well, al
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great book full of stories about the people that Cathy Salit and her company, Performance of a Lifetime, have helped by applying the principles of Improv to the workplace.
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Not for me - I got the idea but I just didn't care for the delivery.
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Cathy Salit began her career as an upstart and risk-taker at the age of 13, when she dropped out of eighth grade and started an alternative school in an abandoned storefront in New York City. This unusual endeavor put Cathy on an uncharted life path, and she has dedicated her life to creating educational environments that challenge the status quo and offer innovative, high-impact learning and deve ...more