How to Perform Under Pressure
The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most
By Hendrie Weisinger and J. P. Pawliw-Fry
If you've ever choked at a critical moment, you'll know what pressure can do.
Using the strategies and techniques in this book you'll be able to take the pressure out of any situation instantly and avoid those moments when your performance drops off, just when you need it most.
The New York Times bestseller that draws on research from over 12,000 individuals to explain what makes people 'choke' under pressure and show you how to develop nerves of steel
'An unusually sharp account of work and performing under pressure' Financial Times
Nobody performs better under pressure. The reality is that pressure only makes you do worse. But there are things you can do to diminish its effects on your performance. In How to Perform Under Pressure, Hendrie Weisinger and J. P. Pawliw-Fry explore the science and psychology behind pressure and give empirically tested short-term and long-term solutions to help you overcome its debilitating effects.
The book draws on research from more than 12,000 people and features the latest studies from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers. It explains what makes people 'choke' under pressure and includes 22 strategies you can use to excel in whatever you do.
Whether you have an important presentation to make or an Olympic record to beat, How to Perform Under Pressure will help you to do your best when it matters most.
'A wonderful mix of empirical studies and first hand accounts that show how pressure impacts our personal and professional lives' Forbes
'All too often, we choke or crumble under pressure. This book reveals how we can develop nerves of steel' Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take
HENDRIE WEISINGER, Ph.D., is a world-renowned psychologist and pioneer in the field of pressure management, as well as the author of a number of bestselling books. He has consulted with and developed programs for dozens of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, and has taught in Executive Education and Executive MBA programs at Wharton, UCLA, NYU, Cornell, Penn State, and MIT.
J.P. PAWLIW-FRY is an international performance coach and advisor to Olympic athletes and senior business executives. Among his clients are Marriott, Unilever, Allstate and the Orlando Magic. Formerly he taught executive education at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, he is currently president of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, a research firm that helps leaders and organizations perform more effectively under pressure.
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25 Feb 2016
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An unusually sharp account of work and performing under pressure — Stefan Stern, Financial Times
A wonderful mix of empirical studies and firsthand accounts that show how pressure impacts our personal and professional lives — Forbes
All too often, we choke or crumble under pressure. This book reveals how we can develop nerves of steel — Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take