Performing Under Pressure: Gaining the Mental Edge in Business and Sport

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Some pressure keeps you focused, but too much pressure can cripple your performance. One of the world's top sports and business psychologists teaches you how to manage any and all kinds of pressure, and make it work for you.

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"The game demands more than just talent. You need to e able to perform when it counts. Dr. Miller's book is an excellent guide for performing under pressure... a great read, I highly ...

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Overview

Some pressure keeps you focused, but too much pressure can cripple your performance. One of the world's top sports and business psychologists teaches you how to manage any and all kinds of pressure, and make it work for you.

Praise for Performing Under Pressure

"The game demands more than just talent. You need to e able to perform when it counts. Dr. Miller's book is an excellent guide for performing under pressure... a great read, I highly recommend."
—Billy Beane, General Manager, Oakland A's

"As someone who battled for 1000 games in the NHL and now operates a multimillion dollar business, I perform under pressure every day. Dr. Miller's advice is well worth reading. Performing Under Pressure is a practical book with proven techniques for sport, business and life."
Dave "Tiger" Williams, former NHL star and entrepreneur

"To win in sport and business you have to perform under pressure. Dr. Miller's been there...and this book tells you how."
Alan Brahmst, corporate strategist, Olympian and World Cup coach

"Dr. Miller has excellent advice to help everyone deal effectively with challenges and pressure in order to be the best they can. I believe that the ability to understand and manage pressure is a key life skill for everyone whether you are an elite athlete, CFO or dealing with life pressures."
Tom Webster, CFO, Envision Financial and First West

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470737644
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,065,265
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Saul L. Miller is a performance specialist consulting with super-achievers in world-class sport, business, healthcare, and the arts. One of North America's leading performance psychologists, he works in the areas of performance, productivity enhancement, team building, and helping people to be successful while dealing effectively with pressure, stress, and change.
Over the past 25 years, Dr. Miller's corporate clients have included Cisco, Nike, Sony, Visa, Canada Life, IBM, Envision, Investors Group, Cominco, Labatts, Motorola, Manulife, Telus, and 24 Hour Fitness. In the world of sport, his clients have included the New York Mets; Seattle Mariners; Los Angeles Dodgers, Rams, Clippers, and Kings; Vancouver Canucks; Florida Panthers; Nashville Predators; St. Louis Blues; PGA Tour golfers; as well as professional teams in Europe, and Canadian and U.S. Olympians in over a dozen different sports. He is the author of six other books, including Why Teams Win: 9 Keys to Success in Business, Sport and Beyond (Wiley).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction: We Are All Performers 1

Chapter 1 Pressure 7

Section 1 Winning Programs 21

Chapter 2 Power Thoughts 23

Chapter 3 High-Performance Imagery 45

Section 2 The Shift: Positive Focus, Positive Feelings 73

Chapter 4 Changing Channels 75

Chapter 5 Tension-Release 87

Section 3 Conscious Breathing 105

Chapter 6 Rhythm 107

Chapter 7 Inspiration 121

Chapter 8 Continuity 131

Chapter 9 Streaming 147

Chapter 10 Blowing off Tension—Energizing 161

Section 4 Attitude, Individual Differences, and Lifestyle 171

Chapter 11 A Winning, Performing-Under-Pressure Attitude 173

Chapter 12 Individual Differences 207

Chapter 13 A High-Performance Lifestyle 225

About the Author 233

Bibliography 235

Index 237

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