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Book Description

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 you are confronting a crisis, making a pitch, negotiating a deal, or facing a deadline, your mindset can give you 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—become mission-driven
  • Adaptive Thinking—replace negative thoughts with positive ones
  • Stress/Energy Management—keep your cool no matter what
  • Attention Control—maintain focus despite distractions
  • Imagery—see success before it happens

Together, the skills form the core of this complete brain-training program, which is packed with guidelines, examples, exercises, assessments, and the latest advances in biofeedback and neuroscience. By learning to harness the power of your mind, you’ll achieve extraordinary results when it matters most.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half title
  3. Title
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 The Untapped Power of Mental Strength
  9. 2 Assessing Your Mental Strengths
  10. 3 The Five-Point Plan For Leadership and Performance Excellence
  11. 4 Goal Setting
  12. 5 Adaptive Thinking
  13. 6 Stress and Energy Management
  14. 7 Attention Control
  15. 8 Imagery
  16. 9 Practice Methods
  17. 10 Peak Performance Applied
  18. Epilogue
  19. Acknowledgements
  20. Notes
  21. Index
  22. Free Sample Chapter From Success Under Stress by Author Sharon Melnick
  23. About Amacom
  24. Copyright
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