Tag Archives: stress

peak performance? beware.

Gymast grimaces during peak performance

Are you in pursuit of peak performance?  If so, we offer a word of caution.  Unless you’re a gymnast preparing for international competition or a golfer preparing for a major tournament, you may be on an unsustainable path to destruction.  Here’s why. (more…)

work-life performance (not balance)

work-life performance stance

Say ‘work-life balance’ and let’s be honest, people don’t expect you to talk about work at all. They expect you to talk about reducing stress…principally by working less. But what about ‘work-life performance’? Ironically, it’s a much more balanced conversation. (more…)

lesson 3: stress, recovery, and the taper

Stress in the workplace is a bad thing, right?  Well, not so fast.  Ask an elite athlete or soldier, and you may get some refreshing perspective that will help you elevate your game. (more…)

IRUNURUN in the blogosphere

If you have visited our blog in the last couple of weeks, you may have thought we’d taken a holiday. Truth be told, we’ve been blessed with some interested audiences elsewhere! (more…)

Working [Out] Your Way to the Top.

Work is tough. Clients, competition, conflicts, change, constraints. While it might be tempting to sink more time and effort into your work in pursuit of success, would it surprise you that becoming a top tier professional in your field might start with getting into the best shape of your life? Peak physical performance brings several advantages that may help you achieve peak professional performance. (more…)

Stressing Out. Why you should try it.

With the frenzied pace of life and business, most organizations are leery of stress creeping into their work environments. They just may be missing the boat on this one. For one thing, some level of stress at work is unavoidable. For another, stress is a powerful and natural element of individual and organizational development. Don’t eliminate stress…harness it! (more…)