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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.

©2015 Hendrie Weisinger and J. P. Pawliw-Fry (P)2015 Random House Audio

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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.

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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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Definitely worth a read

Some great insights into the effects of pressure, and some practical ways to deal with these effects.

Highly recommended for anyone dealing with pressure in any arena. I read it from a golfing perspective, but it is equally applicable for business, or just life in general.

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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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Excellent Resource on Pressure Management

An excellent resource and balanced philosophy on pressure management supported by science which is practically applicable.

Definitely worth a listen.

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Excellent narration & content

This book is loaded with excellent examples and suggestions. In the competitive world of today, it is it enough to know your craft. The ability to handle situations quickly and effectively is key to success today and in the future. A must read for those with a high stress position, even if only in your opinion which is the one that matters!

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Excellent insights into the human mind

Listened to this book many times. Great reminder of how to perform your best when the situation is stressful and demanding

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Good advice backed by supportive studies.

Interesting listening, Good narrative although sometimes narrative on the studies backing up the argument are long and clinical.

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Thanks!

Kudos to the authors for an I interesting, well documented and helpful book. This book also offers a number of great assignments that help reinforce key points.


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Great for self improvement

very unique look to help understand stress vs pressure and one's responses to better allow performance.

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Great tool for anyone!

This book covers nice overview on the pressure / stressful situation. It simply explain the physiology behind each situation and equip the reader with simple, yet very useful, tools to deal with such situation.

A must read for anyone that feels under pressure at work, environment, and life in general.

The narrator tents to be monotonous and boarding at times. Was able to read the book very clear manner.

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Hidden gems

There are some wonderful hidden gems in this book that will help people deal with pressure.
However the stories go on for too long and there are too many of them.
I listened to a lot of it at a speed of 1.5.
Even so it was well worth the money

6 of 6 people found this review helpful