"A wealth of information creates poverty of attention". - Herbert Simon.
It is hard to sustain mental and physical energy today, when leaders face a tidal wave of 30,000 emails and other electronic communications per year and are interrupted once every 11 minutes whereas in the 1970s they might have received fewer than 1,000 outside phone calls, telexes or telegrams. Each time a knowledge worker moves from one task to another e.g. reviewing a presentation to responding to an email or talking to someone, there is a stop / start process that goes on in the brain. Not only that, it takes 25 minutes to get back to the task at hand after the interruption. This fragmented state of attention depletes the ability to perform. In such a scenario, how can leaders perform at optimal levels, everyday?
Peak Performance occurs in a state of Deep Flow. Leaders in a state of Deep Flow are 500% more productive, learn 230% faster but on an average leaders spend less than 5% of their day in Deep Flow. How can leaders deliberately access Peak Performance?
Neuroscience of Peak Performance is a way to create the mental & physical capacity necessary to deliver results and drive more impact. Great athletes consciously manage their physical stamina and performance mindset to ensure they are at their best when they are actually performing. To sustain the intensity of the job, leaders need to train just as elite athletes do. By following specific techniques, leaders can invoke their Peak Performance in a deliberate manner and, thereby, deliver 20% higher performance.
This talk on Neuroscience of Peak Performance provides an overview of the framework and well-researched micro-practices for leaders to generate a customized set of actions based on their own context and needs.