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Peak performance. Becoming the best you can be. Fast Track Management Guide: Š MBA 2008

Mark Butcher

An MBA Fast Track Management Guide


Peak performance. Becoming the best you can be. Fast Track Management Guide: Š MBA 2008

Contents Introduction


What’s holding you back?


First -decide what you want


The power of the subconscious mind


Programme your sub consciousness for success


Modelling Peak Performance behaviours


Visualisation: The key to using your whole brain to succeed


More things Peak Performers do


Are you feeling lucky?


Further reading


About the author



Peak performance. Becoming the best you can be. Fast Track Management Guide: © MBA 2008

Introduction About MBA

MBA, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, is one of the U.K.'s leading providers of training, consultancy and information to voluntary, community and statutory sector organisations. In the past 14 years we have worked with hundreds of organisations across Europe, Africa and the U.S.A. including the National Trust in London, the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam and the Carmichael Centre in Dublin. Our mission is to enable not-for-profit organisations and the individuals within them to exceed expectations and operate at a higher level.

About MBA Fast Track Management Guides Each Fast Track Guide is designed to give you a quick overview of a specific management issue, covering all of the points and issues.

Other titles in the series include:

21 Ways to Manage Your Time

The 10 Golden Rules of Not-for-Profit Marketing

An Introduction To Project Management

The Magic Circle – Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

Influencing and Negotiating Skills

High Impact Presentation Skills


Leading Your Team

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Peak performance. Becoming the best you can be. Fast Track Management Guide: Š MBA 2008

About this Management Guide There are two ways to benefit from this publication. You can read it from cover to cover (we have kept it nice and short to help you). This will give you access to all of the key ideas, themes and issues related to the subject.

If you have more time though, you can work through the exercises, apply the learning to your own organisation and share your thinking with colleagues. Although this will demand more time, we strongly believe it will give you better results and real solutions to your specific challenges.

Taking your learning further You can find full details of the publications, training, consultancy services and information resources available from MBA Consulting at

ŠMBA 2007. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without permission. The contents must not be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated in any form, by way of trade or otherwise. Please feel free however to print hard copies for internal use within your organisation or team. Tel: 0191 226 7304/6


Peak performance. Becoming the best you can be. Fast Track Management Guide: © MBA 2008

What’s holding you back?

In every cry of every Man ‘N every infant’s cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The ‘mind-forg’d manacles’ I hear William Blake

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery None but ourselves can free our minds Bob Marley

Will you fulfil your potential? When life’s race has been run, will we look back Everyone one of us will succeed in life. Some will

and conclude that we achieved everything we

be successful financially. Others will find their

could, did everything we wanted to do and made

perfect partner. Some will find deep satisfaction

the right choices? Or will we look back, sigh and

in their work. Others will take huge joy from their

mutter under our last dying breath ’oh bugger’.

children and make parenting their life’s focus. Maybe you’ve learned to play the guitar, cook, or

For most of us it will probably be a bit of both.

paint. Or maybe you will run a marathon, climb a

Yes, we will have success and many triumphant

mountain or travel to places you could only dream

moments in life. But will we fulfil all of our

of as a child. Or then again, you might simply

potential and become the best we can possibly

amass many loyal and caring friends.

be? For most people the answer is ‘probably not’.

But life will also have its disappointments. Jobs we go for and don’t get. Relationships that end badly. Friends that fade away. Money problems and many other personal and professional frustrations.


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