Peak Performance Resources for Leaders by Leaders



1. An action or behavior pattern that is regular, repetitive, hard to give up and often unconscious. 3. An automatic reaction to a specific situation. 4. A behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure.


1. An emotional state of well-being which includes positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. 2. Feeling or showing pleasure, contentment or joy. 3. A pleasurable or satisfying experience. 4. Feeling satisfied that something is right, or is being done right. 5. Philosophers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek eudaimonia. 6. The emotions associated with feeling happy are involuntarily controlled by the automatic nervous system. 7. Higher levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine in the brain are physiological indicators of increased happiness and decreased anxiety. Dopamine also contributes to good mood, and in addition, causes an increase in activity and willpower. 8. In order to achieve a state of happiness, people often pursue pleasure and avoid pain or discomfort. Feelings of depression, sadness, fear, anxiety, and hostility are often associated with unhappiness. Denial of these feelings may lead to temporary relief, often numbness, which is incompatible with genuine happiness. Accurate perception, acceptance of reality, accompanied with taking action to alleviate the root causes of the unpleasant emotions, taking right actions, correcting wrong actions, living a life of meaning and purpose, pursuing one’s passions and contributing to others are known to increase and sustain a general feeling of well-being and happiness.

Hormones that make you happy include; serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, phenylethylamine, ghrelin, oxytocin, and vasopressin.

Harmful Act

1. An intentional act that harms another person, group or entity. Usually an attempt to solve a real or perceived problem. 2. Research suggests that quantifying the damage or harm of an action depends on whether we perceive the act to be intentional.


1. Agreement in feeling or opinion; accord. 2. A pleasing combination of musical sounds. 3. An orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole. 4. A relationship in which various components exist together without destroying one another. 5. A relationship characterized by a lack of conflict or by agreement, as of opinion or interest.


1. A person who is admired and looked up to for great courage, noble character, outstanding qualities, good deeds or achievements. 2. A person who is idealized for possessing superior qualities in any field. 3. Someone who fights for a cause. 4. A sacrificial hero is one who sacrifices themselves in order to help, assist, or save others. 5. The principal character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation. 6. In mythology and legend, an individual, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for bold exploits and favored by the gods.

High-Value Activities

These are activities that produce the maximum result for the minimum risk, time, and effort. Typically these activities are those that cannot be outsourced to another lower cost person to complete the activity. On the other hand, Low-Value Activities are those that could be outsourced to a lower-cost or minimum wage person. High-Value Activities include income generating, capital raising, recruitment, planning, visioning, leveraging, relationship building, communicating, etc.


1. Encompassing the whole of something; overall; inclusive. 2. From the theory that studying the whole picture is more productive than studying its parts or symptoms individually. 3. Relating to the medical treatment of the complete person, physically, psychologically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. 4. A way of life that that is integrated, making all areas of life important and not sacrificing one area for another.

Holistic Learning

1. An approach to learning that includes the whole person, different modalities, and tailors the learning to the learner’s predispositions. 2. Two or more individuals who work together or collaborate to master a new subject or acquire new skills, abilities or knowledge.

Holistic Vision

1. The whole or entire mental image of how one sees or conceives of something. 2. The big picture. 3. The full view that covers all aspects of the endeavor and what you want to accomplish out of the big picture.

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