At the highest level of any pursuit, the difference between the two top performers in a contest is always mental. One holds it together — while the other falls apart. The same is true in business. Whether confronting a crisis, making a pitch, negotiating a deal or facing a deadline, a person’s mindset can give him the edge. When the Pressure’s On brings peak performance principles to the boardroom, revealing five core mental skills that enable professionals to excel while under duress: Goal Setting, to become mission-driven; Adaptive Thinking, replacing negative thoughts with positive ones; Stress/Energy Management, keeping one’s cool no matter what; Attention Control, maintaining focus despite distractions; and Imagery, seeing success before it happens. Together, the skills form the core of this complete brain-training program.
Title: When the Pressure’s On: The Secret to Winning When You Can’t Afford to Lose
Author: Louis S. Csoka, Ph.D.