K. Anders Ericcson, Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, shares insights from his latest book "Peak: Secrets from the new science of expertise.” which he coauthored with Robert Pool. Find out how lessons learned from decades of research on human performance can help you maximize your effectiveness as a business owner and leader. Anders has spent his career researching how expert performers attain their superior performance through extended deliberate practice. Ericsson’s research has been widely cited and famously mischaracterized by Malcolm Gladwell, who failed to adequately distinguish between the quantity of hours spent practicing, and the quality of that practice when citing the "10,000-Hour Rule” in his New York Times bestseller, "Outliers."
About K. Anders Ericsson
K. Anders Ericsson, PhD, is presently Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. After his Ph. D. in Sweden, he collaborated with the Nobel Prize winner in Economics, Herbert A. Simon on verbal reports of thinking leading to their classic book “Protocol Analysis: Verbal Reports as Data” (1984). Currently he studies the measurement of expert performance in domains, such as music, chess, nursing, law enforcement, and sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by acquiring complex cognitive mechanisms and physiological adaptations through extended deliberate practice.
He has edited several books on expertise, the influential “Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance” consisted of over 40 chapters and 900 pages and the recent “Development of Professional Expertise, which appeared in 2009.
His most recent book (2016) “Peak: Secrets from the new science of expertise” was co-authored with Robert Pool. He has published articles in prestigious journals, such as Science, Academic Medicine, Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin, Academic Emergency Medicine, Current Biology, and Trends of Cognitive Science. He is a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science and a member of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
His research has been featured in cover stories in Scientific American, Time, Fortune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He has been invited to give keynote presentations at conferences of surgeons, musicians, teachers, clinical psychologists, athletes, and coaches as well as professional sports organizations, such as Philadelphia Eagles (American football) and Manchester City (soccer).