Peak Performance

Peak Performance
  • Author : Brad Stulberg,Steve Magness
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2017-06-06
  • ISBN : 9781623367947

Peak Performance Book Review:

"A transfixing book on how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout" —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take "An essential playbook for success, happiness, and getting the most out of ourselves." Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution "I doubt anyone can read Peak Performance without itching to apply something to their own lives." —David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Sports Gene A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and writer who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how you can achieve your best. The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities—from athletic to intellectual and artistic—with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which you can learn how to enhance your performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity; and developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose. In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches you on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever "your game" may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.

Peak

Peak
  • Author : Marc Bubbs
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 9781603588096

Peak Book Review:

"There is a new revolution happening in sports as more and more athletes are basing their success on this game-changing combination: health, nutrition, training, recovery, and mindset. Unfortunately, the evidence-based techniques that the expert PhDs, academic institutions, and professional performance staffs follow can be in stark contrast to what many athletes actually practice. When combined with the noise of social media, old-school traditions, and bro-science, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Peak is a groundbreaking book exploring the fundamentals of high performance (not the fads), the importance of consistency (not extreme effort), and the value of patience (not rapid transformation). Dr. Marc Bubbs makes deep science easy to understand, and with information from leading experts who are influencing the top performers in sports on how to achieve world-class success, he lays out the record-breaking feats of athleticism and strategies that are rooted in this personalized approach.Dr. Bubbs expertly brings together the worlds of health, nutrition, and exercise and synthesizes the salient science into actionable guidance. Regardless if you

The Productivity Project

The Productivity Project
  • Author : Chris Bailey
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2016-01-05
  • ISBN : 9780345815798

The Productivity Project Book Review:

A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives. Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. Among the experiments that he tackled: Bailey went several weeks with getting by on little to no sleep; he cut out caffeine and sugar; he lived in total isolation for 10 days; he used his smartphone for just an hour a day for three months; he gained ten pounds of muscle mass; he stretched his work week to 90 hours; a late riser, he got up at 5:30 every morning for three months—all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work. The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you: · slowing down to work more deliberately; · shrinking or eliminating the unimportant; · the rule of three; · striving for imperfection; · scheduling less time for important tasks; · the 20 second rule to distract yourself from the inevitable distractions; · and the concept of productive procrastination. In an eye-opening and thoroughly engaging read, Bailey offers a treasure trove of insights and over 25 best practices that will help you accomplish more.

The Peak Performance Formula

The Peak Performance Formula
  • Author : Bob Lesser
  • Publisher : The Collective Book Studio
  • Pages : 153
  • Relase : 2021-08-24
  • ISBN : 9781951412258

The Peak Performance Formula Book Review:

“We all need tools and tactics to achieve at the highest levels—both at work and in life. This book gives you the framework.” —Eric Schmidt, cofounder, Schmidt Futures, and former CEO, Google Do you believe you could change your business, your industry, and the lives of those around you if you just got the chance? It’s time to make your own chances with The Peak Performance Formula. As a longtime Silicon Valley executive coach, Bob Lesser knows the stresses of career development firsthand. His advice, research, and 30 Day Peak Performance Challenge draw from his own experiences and research, yet can be applied far beyond the workplace. Whether you are a struggling athlete or a high-powered executive, this actionable guide—incorporating case studies from real-life peak performers—shows you how to become your best and not settle for mediocrity. What exactly is purpose and how can you pinpoint yours? How can values improve your fulfillment and performance? How can you utilize vision to ensure you're getting where you want to go? Taking into account neurological, psychological, and religious research, this book helps you find the relentless courage to succeed, and shares stories of peak performers from Iron Man Dick Hoyt to musician G Love to former governor Michael Dukakis and activist Suraya Sadeed. “Readers looking to level-up will enjoy this quick mix of ideas and guidance.” —Publishers Weekly “Purpose and values guide everything we do as an organization. This book shows you how to use these powerful tools in your own work.”—Charles Best, Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose

Peak Performance Under Pressure

Peak Performance Under Pressure
  • Author : Stephen Hearns
  • Publisher : Class Professional
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2019-10-04
  • ISBN : 1859598560

Peak Performance Under Pressure Book Review:

How can we maintain optimal levels of pressure so we perform at our best? What systems and tools can we use to own the pressure? What techniques can we apply to regain composure and situational control when under pressure? All of us experience moments when we are under pressure and need to perform to a high standard. While the right level of pressure enhances our performance, excessive pressure leads to cognitive overload, stress and compromises our ability to perform. How can we own the pressure to achieve peak performance? Medical, military and emergency services personnel deal with high-pressure situations on a regular basis. Drawing on 20 years of leadership experience in emergency medical and rescue situations, the author describes the consequences of pressure, both positive and negative, and explains the strategies we can use to attain states of peak performance. Using first-hand accounts of high-pressure situations within emergency medicine, the book covers relevant aspects such as cognitive aids, teamwork, organisational culture and tactical leadership. It also describes how we can use different training and simulation techniques to prepare teams to deal with excessive pressure in practice. It will appeal to all those working within an emergency environment, including ambulance clinicians, doctors, firefighters, military personnel, rescue teams and business leaders, as well as anyone hoping to improve their own performance during high-pressure situations. Contents include: Flow, frazzle and owning the pressure Thinking under pressure Back pressure - barriers to high performance Cultures of excellence Strategic leadership of high-performing organisations Selecting high performers Guidelines and accessing information under pressure A checklist for checklists The high-performing team Frontline leadership Tools of the trade Training for high performance Simulation and competency assessment Personal preparation for high performance Reducing the pressure from frazzle to flow Pressure management case studies

The Passion Paradox

The Passion Paradox
  • Author : Brad Stulberg,Steve Magness
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 9781635653441

The Passion Paradox Book Review:

The coauthors of the bestselling Peak Performance dive into the fascinating science behind passion, showing how it can lead to a rich and meaningful life while also illuminating the ways in which it is a double-edged sword. Here’s how to cultivate a passion that will take you to great heights—while minimizing the risk of an equally great fall. Common advice is to find and follow your passion. A life of passion is a good life, or so we are told. But it's not that simple. Rarely is passion something that you just stumble upon, and the same drive that fuels breakthroughs—whether they're athletic, scientific, entrepreneurial, or artistic—can be every bit as destructive as it is productive. Yes, passion can be a wonderful gift, but only if you know how to channel it. If you're not careful, passion can become an awful curse, leading to endless seeking, suffering, and burnout. Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness once again team up, this time to demystify passion, showing readers how they can find and cultivate their passion, sustainably harness its power, and avoid its dangers. They ultimately argue that passion and balance--that other virtue touted by our culture--are incompatible, and that to find your passion, you must lose balance. And that's not always a bad thing. They show readers how to develop the right kind of passion, the kind that lets you achieve great things without ruining your life. Swift, compact, and powerful, this thought-provoking book combines captivating stories of extraordinarily passionate individuals with the latest science on the biological and psychological factors that give rise to—and every bit as important, sustain—passion.

Achieving Peak Performance in Music

Achieving Peak Performance in Music
  • Author : Sarah Sinnamon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 195
  • Relase : 2020-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781000192155

Achieving Peak Performance in Music Book Review:

Achieving Peak Performance in Music: Psychological Strategies for Optimal Flow is a unique and comprehensive exploration of flow in music performance. It describes the optimal performance experiences of great musicians and outlines ten psychological steps that can be implemented to facilitate and enhance optimal experience. Achieving Peak Performance in Music reveals strategies used by experts to prepare themselves emotionally, cognitively, and physically for performance. Combining this information with research carried out amongst professional performers and knowledge gained from decades of study and research by psychologists on how to achieve a positive experience, the book guides readers on a pathway towards optimal performance. Using everyday language, it presents invaluable practical guidance and a toolbox of strategies to help with all aspects of performance, including memorisation, visualisation, focus, performance anxiety, thought management, motivation, and pre-performance routines. Based on psychological research, the book shares practical knowledge invaluable to music students, parents, and amateur and professional musicians. The strategies on performance provided are applicable to every type of performance, from a student exam to a gig or a concert, making Achieving Peak Performance in Music a significant resource for anyone looking to achieve peak performance.

Peak Performance Every Time

Peak Performance Every Time
  • Author : Simon Hartley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 209
  • Relase : 2012-01
  • ISBN : 9780415676731

Peak Performance Every Time Book Review:

Peak performances should not be left to chance. Rather than hoping that you will perform at your best, why not engineer your performance? Peak Performance Every Time incorporates principles from sport psychology and performance coaching and applies these to all areas of life. Using illustrations and real-world examples from top athletes and business executives, it focuses on the three main components that underpin performance: Confidence Motivation Focus. As well as offering practical strategies to help the reader achieve their optimal mindset, it also explains how to coach others to perform to their potential. Throughout, the book is underpinned by theoretical frameworks, literature and research findings and will be invaluable to anyone trying to reach their full potential, in particular athletes, coaches, managers and executives. It may also be of interest to sports psychology, management and business students.

Climbing

Climbing
  • Author : Clyde Soles
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Pages : 237
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 089886898X

Climbing Book Review:

This book is for climbers of all ages, abilities, and interests who wish to improve their performance. Climbing: Training for Peak Performance carefully details the foundation and fundamentals of nutrition for mind and body, flexibility training, aerobic, and strength conditioning, and how to put it all together to help you perform better.

Peak Performance

Peak Performance
  • Author : Patricia Melton Allen,Frances E. Alston,Emily Millikin DeKerchove
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2019-05-03
  • ISBN : 9780429836893

Peak Performance Book Review:

The key to success and reaching peak performance is integrating three processes to optimize business through the use of human performance improvement tools, lean thinking, operational excellence, along with a strong organizational culture as the underpinning. These components form the basis of the Peak Performance Model. The tools presented in this book, along with the case studies, demonstrate how the model is applied and integrated into company practices. Companies and organizations want to improve their performance, but many have not integrated the right tools and processes. Through the application of the Peak Performance Model, every company can achieve and sustain Peak Performance.

Peak Performance

Peak Performance
  • Author : John Hawley,Louise Burke
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin Academic
  • Pages : 446
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 1864484691

Peak Performance Book Review:

A state-of-the-art, one-stop text for coaches and athletes who want to improve their sporting performances via the application of scientific training and nutritional principles.

Peak Performance

Peak Performance
  • Author : Charles A. Garfield,Hal Zina Bennett
  • Publisher : Grand Central Pub
  • Pages : 218
  • Relase : 1989-08
  • ISBN : 0446391158

Peak Performance Book Review:

A leading sports psychologist and a veteran sports writer examine the new mental training techniques of Russian and Eastern European athletes and detail exercises that allow everyone to benefit from those techniques.

Racing Weight

Racing Weight
  • Author : Matt Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : VeloPress
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 2012-11-27
  • ISBN : 9781937716264

Racing Weight Book Review:

"Sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lets us in on his no-diet secrets that can help endurance athletes get leaner, stronger, and faster." ― Men’s Fitness Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes. Coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training. His comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach. The Racing Weight program helps athletes: Improve diet quality Manage appetite Balance energy sources Easily monitor weight and performance Time nutrition throughout the day Train to get—and stay—lean Racing Weight offers practical tools to make weight management easy. Fitzgerald’s no-nonsense Diet Quality Score improves diet without counting calories. Racing Weight superfoods are diet foods high in the nutrients athletes need for training. Supplemental strength training workouts can accelerate changes in body composition. Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes reveal how the elites maintain an athletic diet while managing appetite. Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. With Racing Weight, cyclists, triathletes, and runners have a simple program and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale.

Fuel Your Body

Fuel Your Body
  • Author : Angie Asche MS, RD, CSSD
  • Publisher : Agate Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-05-11
  • ISBN : 9781572848498

Fuel Your Body Book Review:

Take your athletic performance to the next level with these nutritious, simple, and convenient recipes. This new cookbook is an indispensable resource for athletes of all ages and experience levels. Fuel Your Body: How to Cook and Eat for Peak Performance: 77 Simple, Nutritious, Whole-Food Recipes for Every Athlete is filled with nourishing recipes that are not only quick to prepare and simple enough for beginner home cooks, but don’t sacrifice flavor in the process. Whether you are an athlete at the elite level or a weekend warrior, the foods you put in your body have a direct impact on your overall health, performance, and recovery. This book compiles useful guidelines to sports nutrition and expertise from Angie Asche, a certified specialist in sports dietetics and founder of Eleat Nutrition, and can be used to help everyone reach their fitness goals through a whole-food and anti-inflammatory approach. Whether you are a recreational half marathoner, the parent of a teenage athlete, or competing at a high level in your chosen sport, Fuel Your Body has recipes and meal plans to help you reach your full potential. This is the ultimate resource for anyone looking to educate themselves on both the nutrition necessary for optimal athletic performance and the simple recipes you can use to get there.

The Mindful Athlete

The Mindful Athlete
  • Author : George Mumford
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2015-04-17
  • ISBN : 9781941529072

The Mindful Athlete Book Review:

The all-star adviser to athletes like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan shares his revolutionary, mindfulness-based program for elevating your game “George helped me understand the art of mindfulness. To be neither distracted or focused, rigid or flexible, passive or aggressive. I learned just to be.” —Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. A widely respected public speaker and coach, Mumford is sharing his own story and the strategies that have made these athletes into stars in The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance. His proven, gentle but groundbreaking mindfulness techniques can transform the performance of anyone with a goal, be they an Olympian, weekend warrior, executive, hacker, or artist. When Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls to play baseball in 1993, the team was in crisis. Coach Phil Jackson, a long-time mindfulness practitioner, contacted Dr. Kabat-Zinn to find someone who could teach mindfulness techniques to the struggling team—someone who would have credibility and could speak the language of his players. Kabat-Zinn led Jackson to Mumford and their partnership began. Mumford has worked with Jackson and each of the eleven teams he coached to become NBA champions. His roster of champion clients has since blossomed way beyond basketball to include corporate executives, Olympians, and athletes in many different sports. With a charismatic teaching style that combines techniques of engaged mindfulness with lessons from popular culture icons such as Yoda, Indiana Jones, and Bruce Lee, Mumford tells illuminating stories about his larger than life clients. His writing is down-to-earth and easy to understand and apply. The Mindful Athlete is an engrossing story and an invaluable resource for anyone looking to elevate their game, no matter what the pursuit, and includes a foreword by Phil Jackson.

Peak Performance

Peak Performance
  • Author : Clive Gilson,Kevin Roberts
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2001-06-04
  • ISBN : 1861975031

Peak Performance Book Review:

The worlds best sports organizations reveal how their teams keep on winning - and how any business can use their methods to get to the top and stay there. Teams such as the Australian Cricket Team, FC Bayern Munich, the All Blacks and Williams Formula 1 have all experienced unparalleled success in their sports, maintained year after year even as individuals on the team come and go. In their search for the principles of excellence the authors analysed the highly effective organizations which carry out the operations behind the scenes which enable the teams to achieve these astonishing levels of success, amassing hard evidence and interviewing key inspirational players both on and off the field. Icons such as Michael Jordan, Frank Williams, Franz Beckenbauer, Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Peter Blake and Jonah Lomu are among the many figures who assisted them in their research. The result is the elite theory of Peak Performing Organizations (PPO). The authors have identified consistent practices for nurturing peak performance and key techniques which will unlock effectiveness - lessons which can be applied to all business to achieve sustainable success.

Peak Performance

Peak Performance
  • Author : Jon R. Katzenbach
  • Publisher : H B S Press
  • Pages : 283
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0875849369

Peak Performance Book Review:

Publisher Fact Sheet Renowned business teams expert reveals what motivates employees to succeed.

Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance

Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance
  • Author : Jean Williams,Vikki Krane
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2014-04-15
  • ISBN : 0078022703

Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance Book Review:

Applied Sport Psychology was written to introduce readers to psychological theories and techniques that can be used to enhance performance and personal growth of sport participants from youth to elite levels. The four-part organization covers learning, motivation, and social interaction; mental training for performance enhancement; implementing training programs; and enhancing health and well-being. This edition reflects the latest research, practice, and anecdotal examples in applied sport psychology. Applied Sport Psychology is particularly well suited as a text for classes in applied sport psychology and psychology of coaching. The book is also a valuable reference for practicing coaches, sport psychologists, and psychologists.

Peak Performance

Peak Performance
  • Author : Patricia Melton Allen,Frances E. Alston,Emily Millikin DeKerchove
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2019-05-03
  • ISBN : 9780429836909

Peak Performance Book Review:

The key to success and reaching peak performance is integrating three processes to optimize business through the use of human performance improvement tools, lean thinking, operational excellence, along with a strong organizational culture as the underpinning. These components form the basis of the Peak Performance Model. The tools presented in this book, along with the case studies, demonstrate how the model is applied and integrated into company practices. Companies and organizations want to improve their performance, but many have not integrated the right tools and processes. Through the application of the Peak Performance Model, every company can achieve and sustain Peak Performance.

You're On!

You're On!
  • Author : Kate F. Hays,Charles H. Brown
  • Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2004-01
  • ISBN : 1591470781

You're On! Book Review:

"You're On! Consulting for Peak Performance provides guidance and advice on counseling performing clients so that they achieve their best. Whether they are what one thinks of traditionally as performers, such as dancers, actors, or musicians, or are people who work in jobs that require performance of any sort, such as lawyers, surgeons, police, and executives, clients in these fields face similar tasks in that they must overcome stress, find focus, and work in a realm where training gives way to instinct in the moment of performance. In their effort to understand what makes a great performer, the authors have compiled interviews with people in numerous performing fields. To answer the question of how consultants can help performers, the authors also interviewed counselors and psychologists who are experienced performance consultants. This book provides a detailed account of how to provide guidance toward achieving peak performance. Packed with practical information on performance consulting and illustrated with vivid and engrossing quotations from the authors' interviews, this book is a must-read for performance consultants, executive coaches, and any therapist or counselor who seeks to enter this burgeoning field."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved