Renaissance for LEADERS

Peak Performance Resources for Leaders by Leaders

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Personal Integrity

The quality of being true to oneself and living, acting and operating in alignment, harmony and in accordance with what one believes.

Philosophy

1. The study of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning. 2. A system of thought based on or involving such study. 3. The study of the theoretical underpinnings of a particular field or discipline: the philosophy of history. 4. An underlying theory or set of ideas relating to a particular field of activity or to life as a whole.

Plan

A detailed schedule, program, system, or method worked out for the attainment of an objective. 2. A proposed project. 3. A systematic arrangement of details; an outline or sketch. The plan is what you have to do to attain the vision and dream. It includes what your products are, what you need to keep score of to observe whether you are winning or losing, what roles you will have to play, and what knowledge and skills are vital to succeeding.

Portfolio

A collection of investments held by an investment company, hedge fund, financial institution or individual. The more diversified the investments in a portfolio, the more likely the investor is to earn the same return as the market. Can be represented as a pie that is divided into pieces of varying sizes, representing a variety of asset classes and types of investments designed to achieve the ideal risk-return asset allocation.

Positive Process

1. That series of actions, changes or functions that bring about a person’s intended end or result. 2. Ongoing, upward movement in the direction one intends.

Postulate

A self-created truth would be simply the consideration generated by self.

Power

1. The capacity to act or perform or take action. 2. Strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted. 3. The capacity to exercise control. 4. A measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy, usually expressed in terms of wattage or horsepower.

Precept

1. A rule or principle imposing a particular standard of action or conduct. 2. A general or proverbial rule; a maxim.

Principle

1. A basic truth or law as the basis of reasoning or action. 2. A personal code of conduct or good behavior: a man of principle. 3. Moral or ethical judgments collectively. A decision based on principle rather than expediency.

Private Equity

An asset class consisting of equity securities and debt, which is invested in an operating company that is not publicly traded on a stock exchange. A private equity investment is typically made by a firm that specializes in private equity, venture capitalist or an angel investor. Each investor category has different goals, preferences and investment strategies; however, all provide working capital to nurture expansion, new product development, or restructuring of the company’s operations, management, or ownership.

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