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

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The New York Times bestseller that draws on research from over 12,000 individuals to explain what makes people 'choke' under pressure and show you how to develop nerves of steel

'An unusually sharp account of work and performing under pressure' Financial Times

Nobody performs better under pressure. The reality is that pressure only makes you do worse. But there are things
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 25th 2016 by John Murray Learning
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Jonathan Hockey
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Had a look at some chapters. A few interesting thoughts, but also a lot of generic non-committal stuff in it disguised as scientific insights.
Raphael Justin A. Jambalos
The book is insightful overall, but a lot of the tips in the book seem generic.

The book is organized into 3 parts:
- Difference of stress and pressure: In our vernacular, we often treat stress and pressure as alternate words for each other. Knowing the difference and what you are feeling is a good first step in knowing how to respond to it.
- Pressure Traps: things we think help people in pressure but actually don't. What he says here is actually very insightful.
- Tips to handle pressure: While I
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Ioana Mucenic
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super useful, learnt the difference between stress and pressure. Great tools to help perform better and minimize pressure. Lives up to the promise from the title. Well documented and well written.
Wilde Sky
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it
This book provides a guide to handling situations when you are under pressure.

I found this book quite inspiring in places but it was too long winded (some of the anecdotes seemed irrelevant) and some of the advice / sections were a bit incoherent, if it had been a hundred pages shorter it could have been better.
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Hendrie Weisinger, received his Ph.D. from The University of Kansas and is a psychologist trained in clinical, counseling, and organizational psychology. He also is School psychologist. He is a leading authority on the application of emotional intelligence and anger management and the originator of the highly regarded techniques of criticism training and a pioneer in the emerging field of ...more