Business, Performance, Training
Peak performance is defined as an “episode of superior functioning” where an individual performs up to (and sometimes exceeds) their full potential (Privette, 1983, p. 1361). Most individuals do not consistently experience episodes of peak performance. After accounting for biological factors, motivation, and external constraints, the inability to achieve peak performance consistently is due to the challenge of successfully selecting and accessing knowledge and skills on demand while under pressure (Brown, 2009). This thesis describes the psychology of peak performance and skill training for peak performance. A peak performance training program is designed specifically for business professionals. The program was delivered to business professionals and a focus group was conducted to gather data on how to improve the training program. Grounded theory was used as the method of inquiry during data analysis. Results indicated that participants reacted favorably to the training content, training design, variety of training activities, and the training’s applicability, but had unfavorable reactions to the training duration, comprehension of concepts, training materials, utility, and training conclusions.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Education
Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Applied Learning and Instrucation
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Education, Education -- Dissertations, Academic
Hallett, Matthew Gabriel, "Peak Performance Training" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019. 1741.