Summary of Performing Under Pressure
From the book: PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most. Copyright © 2015 by Hendrie Weisinger and Institute for Health and Human Potential, Inc. Published by Crown Business, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
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Boost your ability to deal with pressure by understanding it and working to counter it. Authors Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry explain the difference between pressure and stress and offer “pressure solutions” to help you when you must perform. However, they note, people who manage pressure more successfully don’t necessarily also perform better under pressure. But they do have the mental tools, self-confidence and ability to relax that fuels maximum performance at all times. Amid the authors’ good examples and applicable suggestions, they offer reassurance that you can muster your internal assets – “confidence, optimism, tenacity and enthusiasm” (COTE) – to strengthen your ego and combat pressure. getAbstract recommends this entertaining, useful book to anyone under pressure.
In this summary, you will learn
- How stress and pressure differ,
- What role they played in human evolution, and
- How to control and counteract pressure in the short and long term.
About the Authors
Hendrie Weisinger, PhD, a best-selling author and a pressure management pioneer, has more than 30 years of experience in organizational effectiveness and has taught at Wharton, UCLA, NYU, Cornell, Penn State, and MIT. International performance coach J.P. Pawliw-Fry has worked with Microsoft, Unilever, Allstate and the Orlando Magic. He heads the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP), a research firm that trains leaders.
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