Peak Performance Resources for Leaders by Leaders

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Resource

1. Something or someone that can be used for support or help. 2. An available supply that can be drawn upon. 3. Something that can be used to advantage. 5. Available capital; assets.

Responsibility

1. The state, quality or fact of being responsible. 2. Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden. 3. The ability or authority to act or decide on one’s own, without supervision.

Responsible

1. Being the source or cause of something. 2. Assuming obligations, duties, connections, commitments, etc. 3. Accountable, as for something within one’s power. 4. Involving responsibility: a responsible position. 5. Chargeable with being the source or occasion of something. 6. Having a capacity for moral decisions and therefore accountable. 7. Able to discharge obligations or pay debts. 8. Reliable or dependable, as in conducting one’s affairs. Personal accountability.

Restorative Justice

1. A process where all stakeholders affected by an injustice have an opportunity to discuss how they have been affected by the injustice and to decide what should be done to repair the harm. 2. This is an approach to justice that personalizes the offense by having the victims and the offenders mediate a restitution agreement to each party’s as well as the community’s satisfaction. Contrasts to more punitive approaches where the main aim is retributive justice or to satisfy abstract legal or moral principles. 3. Victims take an active role in the process, offenders take responsibility for their actions, right their wrongs and redeem themselves, in their own eyes and those of the community. 4. The aim is to help the offender to avoid future offenses. 5. Based on a theory of justice that considers wrongdoing to be an offense against an individual or community, rather than the State or other authority. This approach fosters dialogue between victim and offender, which has shown to produce a high rate of victim satisfaction and offender accountability.

Restrain

1. To control; check; repress. 2. To deprive of freedom or liberty. 3. To limit or restrict; hold back.

Result

1. Something that ensues from an action, function, operation, policy, course of events, etc; outcome; consequence. 2. Favorable or desired outcomes. 3. To end in a particular way.

Richland

A fictitious country that is designed from scratch to personify all the excesses of capitalism, greed, workaholism, and consumerism to create a society that is soulless, heartless, and unhappy. The value of citizens is measured by their job title, salary, and sacrifices made in the pursuit of money, wealth, status, success, and recognition. Love is measured by external factors, rather than internally, inequality reaches extreme levels with an attitude towards the less fortunate that they have access to the same opportunities and don’t make anything of themselves, therefore they are undeserving. The media spews bad news, while the future is talked up frantically with pollyanna optimism. Art, aesthetic, nature, philosophy, and spirituality are devalued and discouraged as wastes of time and opportunity. Rich celebrities and capitalists are celebrated while kindness and compassion are marginalized due to a low perceived ROI. Working longer and longer hours are seen as heroic with intense competition for who can sacrifice the most personal life for the career, for success, and for recognition. Vacations are frowned on for people who are not committed. An inability to relax leads to a frenetic pace of life that is classic time poverty, with heart disease and depression masked by fashion, youth, and artificial beauty.

Risk

1. The probability or threat of loss, liability, damage or any other negative occurrence and that may be avoided through preemptive action. 2. The probability that an actual return on an investment will be lower than expected. 3. Can be divided into categories: emotional risk, relationship risk, physical risk, political risk, sovereign risk, operational risk, financial risk. 4. Risk can be reduced through preemptive action including; buying insurance, education, and experience.

ROI

Return On Investment is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment. ROI measures the amount of return on an investment relative to the investment’s cost. To calculate ROI, the benefit (or return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment, and the result is expressed as a percentage or a ratio.

To calculate your ROI, the formula is:

Return On Investment (ROI)

Role

The position, job, or function one holds in a given activity or performance in relation to the other participants. It includes all the duties, rules, and actions of the position.

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