Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

by Hendrie Weisinger, J. P. Pawliw-Fry

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Overview

Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, dexterity, and performance in every professional and personal arena. In Performing Under Pressure, Drs. Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry introduce us to the concept of pressure management, offering empirically tested short term and long term solutions to help us overcome the debilitating effects of pressure.
 
Performing Under Pressure tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether in a sales presentation, at home, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. Despite sports mythology, no one "rises to the occasion" under pressure and does better than they do in practice. The reality is pressure makes us do worse, and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. But there are things we can do to diminish its effects on our performance. 
 
Performing Under Pressure draws on research from over 12,000 people, and features the latest research from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers, Navy SEALS, Olympic and other elite athletes, and others. It offers 22 specific strategies each of us can use to reduce pressure in our personal and professional lives and allow us to better excel in whatever we do.
 
Whether you’re a corporate manager, a basketball player, or a student preparing for the SAT, Performing Under Pressure will help you to do your best when it matters most.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804136723
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 192,689
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

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 president of the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP), a research firm that trains and coaches leaders and organizations to perform more effectively under pressure.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1

1 The Power of Pressure 13

2 The Stress of Pressure 33

3 The Nature of Pressure 45

4 The Anatomy of Choking 56

5 How Pressure Affects Our Thinking 71

6 Pressure Traps 80

7 The Third Variable 96

Part 2

Pressure Solutions 109

Part 3

Building Your COTE of Armor 155

COTE of Armor's Origin 158

Confidence 160

Optimism 196

Tenacity 223

Enthusiasm 248

Appendix A 275

Appendix B 280

Acknowledgments 283

Endnotes 289

Bibliography 295

Index 302

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