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Title:
Performing under pressure : the science of doing your best when it matters most
Author:
Weisinger, Hendrie, author.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Crown Business, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
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. Drs. Weisinger and Pawliw-Fry introduce us to the concept of pressure management, offering a score of empirically tested strategies to help us overcome the sabotaging effects of pressure.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780804136723

9780804136747
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Book

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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.


Author Notes

Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D.(Westport, CT) is a licensed psychologist, the originator of criticism training, and a leading authority in the areas of emotional intelligence and anger management. He has made more than 200 appearances on television and news programs, including Oprah, Donahue, and The Today show. He has led hundreds of criticism seminars for Fortune 500 companies, and he teaches in MBA York University, and University of Pennsylvania.

050 Hendrie Weisinger is a world-renowned psychologist and pioneer in the field of pressure management. He is the author or co-author of several books including Nobody's Perfect: How to Give Criticism and Get Results, Emotional Intelligence at Work: The Untapped Edge for Success, and Performing under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1
1 The Power of Pressurep. 13
2 The Stress of Pressurep. 33
3 The Nature of Pressurep. 45
4 The Anatomy of Chokingp. 56
5 How Pressure Affects Our Thinkingp. 71
6 Pressure Trapsp. 80
7 The Third Variablep. 96
Part 2 Pressure Solutionsp. 109
Part 3 Building Your COTE of Armorp. 155
COTE of Armor's Originp. 158
Confidencep. 160
Optimismp. 196
Tenacityp. 223
Enthusiasmp. 248
Appendix A

p. 275

Appendix B

p. 280

Acknowledgmentsp. 283
Endnotesp. 289
Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 302

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