A peak performance foundation gets built by leaders that care more for people than for them to become a means to an end. These leaders bring love into the enterprise, understand that integrity and values are key, and that a strong shared purpose attracts the best talent. To make individuals contribute, leaders have to enable them to work in their own ways and empower them to make the decisions affecting their areas, in order to bring innovation and teamwork to the workplace. In short, the peak performance foundation is built through an empowering leadership.
Humans tend to be maximizers, so we need to learn the art to optimize instead. We need to learn to get to higher states of conciousness and productivity. To build personal peak performance can be summarized in the saying: "If you expect me to be like you, I will fit in. When you let me be me, I will belong." Schedule your best cognitive work to peak focus hours, reading and reflection to your valleys of rest, and the rest to other parts of the day. Sleep well.