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Performing Under Pressure: Myth or Reality?

Pressure… Sure, no problem… pile it on!!  Now, I realize that I was fooling myself.  …I don’t deliver on my full potential when I am under-pressure and according to the latest research you don’t either!!

Performing under pressure is an oxymoron – a contradiction in terms.  It is great for climatic movies and nail-biting sports events, but in the workplace high levels of pressure is the enemy of peak performance, especially sustained peak performance.

There is no mistaking the increased level of pressure that most of us are under.  This is something that is measured by our performance analytics solution, Pitstop Analytics™, at an average 77% – a figure that is pretty close to ‘flat out’.
However here is the most important point – made by Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry – ‘helping people manage pressure in their lives is an untapped strategy for unleashing their creative and intellectual potential’.  Starting today, that is something that I am going to do.

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