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Peak performance and higher states of consciousness: A study of world‐class performers

Harald S. Harung (Oslo, Norway)
Dennis P. Heaton (Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA)
William W. Graff (Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA)
Charles N. Alexander (Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 1 June 1996

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Abstract

Investigates higher stages of human development in some of the world’s most accomplished performers. Indicates that far more frequent experiences of a silent, expanded, restfully alert and non‐attached state of heightened awareness characterize those individuals who display outstanding skill and accomplishment in their action. Interprets these findings in the light of the Vedic Psychology of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, which describes higher states of consciousness in which peak performances are all‐time phenomena rather than extraordinary happenings. There is widespread agreement that only very few individuals reach the highest stages of human development; as a consequence, there is a considerable latent human potential in organizations and society.

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Harung, H.S., Heaton, D.P., Graff, W.W. and Alexander, C.N. (1996), "Peak performance and higher states of consciousness: A study of world‐class performers", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 3-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683949610117580

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