How to Perform Under Pressure : The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most, Paperback

How to Perform Under Pressure : The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most Paperback

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Nobody performs better under pressure. The reality is that pressure only makes you do worse.

But there are things you can do to diminish its effects on your performance.

In How to Perform Under Pressure, Hendrie Weisinger and J.

P. Pawliw-Fry explore the science and psychology behind pressure and give empirically tested short-term and long-term solutions to help you overcome its debilitating effects.

The book draws on research from more than 12,000 people and features the latest studies from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers, and Olympic athletes.

It explains what makes people 'choke' under pressure and includes 22 strategies you can use to excel in whatever you do. Whether you have an important presentation to make or an Olympic record to beat, How to Perform Under Pressure will help you to do your best when it matters most.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Coping with stress
  • ISBN: 9781473616165



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Anyone who presents or performs in public should read this book. It is a scholarly yet very accessible book divided into three sections: part 1 helps you to successfully cope with pressure once you understand how pressure affects how you think, how you choke up, how you apply pressure to others and yourself and when things are stress rather than pressure; part 2 teaches you pressure solutions; part 3 teaches you long-term strategies to manage pressure with confidence. There is an excellent bibliography and index. I received a copy through Goodreads First Reads program in return for a review. If only I had this to read decades ago at the beginning of my career!

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