Who is it?

Morten Hansen


What was this episode about?

In this episode, Tyler chats with the author of the highly acclaimed books Collaboration and Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More, Morten Hansen, a former professor, one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50, co-author (with Jim Collins) of the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice, was also a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, and a keynote speaker who travels the world to help companies and people become great at work. 

In his years of experience working, he gets the formula of how to work smarter not harder and how one can perform better at work. He shares with us in this interview how he got an idea to write Great at Work and how it will be beneficial to readers who want to perform better in their work with a scientific basis to back it up. Moreover, he emphasizes the value of setting boundaries, having passion for what you do and doing less than obsessing to maximize your time, productivity and performance.

Listen in as Morten, imparts a great strategy for entrepreneurs, employees and companies to work smarter not harder, volume metrics versus value metrics, learning to say no and a lot more. This is going to be a valuable episode you shouldn’t miss!

Key Topics Discussed:

  •  The birth of the highly acclaimed book — Great at Work (00:39)
  •  Scientific approach (03:21)
  •  FOCUS equals SUCCESS (07:30)
  •  Giving of value makes a difference (09:21)
  •  The “obsession” thing (11:17)
  •  The power of boundaries and learning to say NO (12:37)
  •  How metrics revolution can help management today (16:21)
  •  Passion and purpose means better performance (20:01)
  •  Baby steps can go a long way (21:44)
  •  “Confessions” of a Morten Hansen (22:39)

Where can I find out more?

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You can learn more about Morten here.

When did this episode air?

July 15, 2019