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ADGR 8032 Developing High Performance Leaders (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

High performance is an art and science, a goal in all fields --sports, business, education, and medicine. Elements of high performance, the focus of this course, are similar across fields. Recognizing the increasing number of adults participating in athletics while striving for professional goals, this course examines how to achieve high performance while realizing balance and happiness in life. Readings cover the physiology of exercise, aging, and performance; memory and time management; theories of goal setting, excellence, success, nature versus nurture, habit, and motivation; and perspectives from adult developmental and positive psychology. In a goal-setting project, students will experiment with the benefits, challenges, and risks of aiming high as well as its effects on self-confidence and time management, and the ability to focus, handle stress, set limits, and perform in other areas of life.


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Last Updated: 16-Feb-17