Crunch Time: How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most

Crunch Time: How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most

Crunch Time: How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most

Crunch Time: How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most


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Be Your Best Under Pressure!

Learn how elite athletes like Michael Jordan, Sandy Cofax, Tom Glavin, and Pedro Martinez, deal with pressure. In his 15 years as a major league pitching coach, with "Moneyball" Oakland A's, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles, Rick Peterson has coached Hall of Famers, Cy Young winners, and many other elite athletes. In this book, he and bestselling author and leadership expert, Judd Hoekstra make this skill available to everyone. From an insider's perspective, learn how you too can become a Crunch Time performer and perform your best in all situations. With fascinating behind-the-scenes examples from some of the top names in sports and business, Rick and Judd offer six powerful reframing strategies to help you see a pressure situation with a new perspective so that it shifts from a threat that can make you panic to an opportunity for you to shine. With a Forward by "Money Ball”, Billy Beane, EVP, Oakland Athletics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626567696
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 01/23/2017
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 498,523
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rick Peterson is one of the most successful coaches in professional sports and has a unique ability to empower others to perform at their best.

Judd Hoekstra is a bestselling author, a vice president at The Ken Blanchard Companies, and an expert in making concepts universal and accessible.

Billy Beane is Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Oakland Athletics. He has been with the organization since 1993.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Foreword xvii

Introduction: Rick and Izzy 1

1 Refraining-The Shortest Path from Threat to Opportunity 7

2 Why Reframing at Crunch Time Is Necessary 19

3 Reframing from Trying Harder to Trying Easier 37

4 Reframing from Tension to Laughter 55

5 Reframing from Anxiety to Taking Control 69

6 Reframing from Doubt to Confidence 85

7 Reframing from Failure to a Learning Moment 101

8 Reframing from Prepared to Overprepared 121

Final Thoughts 139

A Index of Stories 141

B Try This 146

Acknowledgments 151

About the Authors 155

Endnotes 159

Index 167

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