Performing Under Pressure

  • by Hendrie Weisinger, J. P. Pawliw-Fry
  • Narrated by Michael Butler Murray
  • 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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. 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 more than 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 excel better 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 do your best when it matters most.


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Customer Reviews

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great book!

i found so much insight from the authors. The book is well organized and its easy to follow.
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- Luis Alberto Vazquez

Holy bananas this is really good!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

There is so much usefull information to absorb in this book. The narration and simple explanations are very clear to understand. Everyone should listen to this it has many meaninfull stories.

What other book might you compare Performing Under Pressure to and why?

It helped me fill my mind toolbag. To me the more of this I hear the more I want.

What does Michael Butler Murray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Yes there is very insightfull stories and information. I love the honest tea story about optimism, how despite the setbacks rhey still persisted.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Narrator was very clear he maintained the same pace through the whole book.

Any additional comments?

My luxury is listening and understanding this book. Thank you very much. Please keep up the good work. Performing under pressure when it matters most, will be one the best books around.

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- gilberto carlin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-24-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio