Beyond High Performance
What Great Coaches Know About How the Best Get Better
by Jason Jaggard
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Pub Date 18 Jul 2023 | Archive Date 03 Oct 2023
Amplify Publishing Group, Amplify Publishing
In Beyond High Performance, Jason Jaggard, along with the coaches of Novus Global and the faculty of the Meta Performance™ Institute, pull back the curtain to reveal the coaching tools they use to help the best get better.
Their groundbreaking research shows there are two types of great leaders and teams: those who achieve success once and then plateau or decline, and those who achieve success over and over again. Leaders who are able to consistently and enthusiastically reinvent themselves do so not because they are more talented or have more access to resources, but because they choose to see the world differently
than everyone else and create a distinct kind of culture. Full of ideas and insights drawn from years of behind-the-scenes coaching and training with some of the most famous leaders and companies in the world of entertainment, government, business, and nonprofits, Beyond High Performance will forever expand the way you see yourself, the people around you, and your capacity to succeed at the things that matter most.
“As one of the world’s leading executive coaches, Jason Jaggard is a true master of motivation. Read this book to learn how to make the most of your potential—in business and in life.” —Dr. Sandeep Jauhar, speaker, cardiologist, and New York Times bestselling author of Heart: A History
“This book is the ultimate resource for anyone searching to continuously grow in every aspect of their life.” —Andrew Ladd, two-time Stanley Cup-winning hockey player
“If you truly believe your leadership has no limits, then I highly recommend this compelling read by Jason Jaggard. He understands the unique strategies and authentic approaches each leader needs to take to achieve their unlimited potential. It’s a required playbook for a life of success.” —Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Cleveland, Ohio
“Beyond High Performance is more than a book full of insights and wisdom—it may be what you’ve been searching for your entire career. This is a book you will read again and again, generating new insights and new levels of performance every time.” —Mark Miller, vice president of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A
“Jason is a friend who has inspired and challenged me but most of all cared for me. He’ll do the same for you in his new book. Like our conversations, Jason offers a space to begin thinking in ways you never have. It’s not just a great read but a great resource to explore what it is that matters most.” —Jeff Henderson, best-selling author of Know What You’re FOR, CEO of The For Company
“A simple truth: only read this book if you want to be inspired to go beyond what you think is possible. The choice is yours!” —Kevin Carroll, speaker, author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, and once called “The Mayor of Nike” by Phil Knight
“Jaggard’s Beyond High Performance opened my eyes to new possibilities, new approaches, and new ideas in how I live, interact with others, and lead.” —Mateo Messina, Grammy Award–winning composer
“Great anecdotes are one thing, but connecting them to real-life application in a lucid and teachable way takes real skill. Jaggard hits a home run here!” —R. A. Dickey, 2012 Cy Young Award-winning Major League Baseball pitcher
“This book is like a lifetime membership to a gym, where if you’re willing to put in the work, you may just change the world.” —Scott Brooks, CEO of Liv Communities
“I like reading books that shift my paradigm. This is a book about leadership and coaching, sure. But it’s also about using those skills to explore what matters most. Read it and never see yourself or the world the same way again.” —Harris III, storyteller, speaker, author of The Wonder Switch, founder of The Istoria Collective
“I’ve struggled with the tension between achieving more and experiencing contentment with the incredible life I already have. The tools in this book have helped me unlock myself in ways I didn’t know were possible, in ways that have created both the greater impact and the greater satisfaction that I long for.” —Mark Wittig, finance manager at HOH Water Technology, INC
“If you are interested in creating a legacy that will last while you are living, then this book is for you. It completely altered the way I think about my actions and the purpose of them. I live differently now.” —Tayt Odom, D1 Training—Fight 6:12 Fitness, LLC
“Jason doesn’t care about what his clients want; he cares deeply about uncovering the false boundaries we put on our abilities, exposing our true potential to achieve beyond our wildest dreams and ultimately play a part in changing the world. Working with Jason was transformative, enhancing not only my professional performance but deepening the most important personal relationships in my life. Our work together continues to shape my day-to-day business operations and pushes my performance beyond selfish gain. Beyond High Performance will push readers to uncover what they truly are capable of achieving.” —Tara Hannaford, senior vice president of 21 Holdings LLC
“This book is a love letter to high performers who desire more satisfaction in their lives. It gives them a strategy with principles and tips to transform their lives and the world around them.” —Aja Brown, former mayor of Compton, California
“Beyond High Performance is for those who want to level up or help others level up their game. A must-read.” —Connor McDavid, captain of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers
“Jason and his Novus Global team will give you an insatiable hunger for growth and the courage to choose growth over comfort. If we truly want to keep growing as people, as businesses, and as communities, we have to stop focusing on being the best and start focusing on what we’re capable of. This book is the right first step in changing your focus. Going after goals that seem impossible by implementing the frameworks and tools in this book has helped us to launch through seemingly unbreakable ceilings at work and in our personal lives.” —Kurt Luginbuhl, president of Interior Services
“Beyond High Performance is clear, compelling, and can change your life. Jaggard takes you on a journey inside yourself, revealing the gifts you never knew where there.” —Dan Goods, award-winning artist, creative director, and speaker
“This book gives insight into the single most important lesson of life—that is, we are all born for growth. If you are ready to live the life of your dreams, I invite you to open the cover.” —Chris Ramsey, director of DENSO Corp.
“Jason has a gift for calling us all to a higher standard. He helps us work and live in such an intentional way that reaches our greatest potential.” —Caitlin Crosby, founder and CEO, the Giving Keys, and named to Oprah’s SuperSoul100 Visionaries and Influencers
“Most leaders look for a model or template for how to accomplish a higher level of performance. Jason Jaggard and the Novus Global team go beyond a simplistic framework to provide a completely different way of thinking—a truly new paradigm that can help you rise above what you think you can do and grow into the greatness for which you were created. A must-read for anyone who wants to achieve at their highest level!” —Tom DeVries, president and CEO of the Global Leadership Network
“Beyond High Performance eloquently summarizes the discoveries I got to make while coaching with Jason and his team. Through my own transformation, I moved from a mindset of scarcity to abundance and discovered the beautiful potential in myself, my team, and my family. The new systems I created allow me to continue the journey to be the best version of myself, and the impact of abundance will change generations to come.” —Bill Foy, director of Global Automotive at AWS
“As an agent for Major League Baseball players, I live in a world of high performers. Jason Jaggard and his team at Novus Global have been my secret sauce. In Beyond High Performance, they’ve written a must-read for anyone interested in becoming crystal clear on what it takes to reach the heights of their potential. This book single-handedly steers you down a path of achievement and helps you uncover things that you never considered possible.” —Matt Hannaford, MLBPA player agent, president and CEO of ALIGND
“Jaggard is that rare thinker who can take very complex ideas and make them not only understandable but exciting to read and easy to apply.” —Trevor Baldwin, president and CEO of Baldwin Risk Partners
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The author turns the analysis of performance on its side by postulating a set of questions.
Current management models view performance as a pyramid of levels: low, mid and high.
Low performers ask themselves, “What is the least I can do to keep my job?”
(Normal) Mid-level performers ask themselves, “How can I do a better job?”
High performers ask themselves, “How can I be the best?”
The author posits a new question: “What’s the problem with being a high performer?”
High performers resist feedback, resent being asked to do more, are simultaneously overwhelmed and bored, resent other employees who are not up to their standards, are jealous of others who surpass them and are no longer coachable.
So, if high performance is a bottleneck what’s beyond high performance?
The authors define meta performance in terms of the athlete. The first three questions all have finite answers. However, the athlete asks, “What am I capable of?”
The meat of the book pursues the answer to the athlete’s question.
Highly recommended for anyone interested in leadership or self-development.