Chapter Summaries

Chapter One: The Great Performance Myth

Chapter one sets the scene for the whole book by exposing the great performance myth and introducing the reader to the Integrated Performance Model.

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Chapter Two: Be Younger

Most executives and senior leaders struggle with energy levels at some point in their career. The pressure can be intense and unless energy is properly understood and managed lack of energy and an inability to recuperate properly can negatively influence performance and the ability to deliver results.

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Chapter Three: Be Healthier and Happier

Traditionally emotion has been seen as something that does not belong in business. Not only is this belief wrong it’s unhelpful and  damaging to health, happiness and performance.

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Chapter Four: Be Smarter

Most of us have experienced brain shut down or the DIY lobotomy when our mind has gone blank under pressure and yet when we have mastered physiological and emotional coherence we can prevent this phenomenon and gain consistent access to our very best thinking on demand.

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Chapter Five: Be Successful

In chapter five the first of the external lines of development is unpacked – behaviour. Often viewed as the focus for improving performance, poor behaviour is however more often than not a symptom for something else.

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Chapter Six: Be Influential

In business and in life success is often seen as the finish line and yet a cursory look at the upper echelons of business would demonstrate that being successful does not always mean being happy or fulfilled.

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