Professional Effectiveness
Performance under Pressure
Developing the Right Attitude for Performing under Pressure
Performing with Others under Pressure
Taking Action for Performing under Pressure

Developing the Right Attitude for Performing under Pressure

Course Number:
pd_24_a01_bs_enus
Lesson Objectives

Developing the Right Attitude for Performing under Pressure

  • identify factors in a situation likely to trigger pressure
  • recognize how your response to pressure can impair your performance
  • conduct a stress profile
  • recognize how to manage your attitude in pressurized situations

Overview/Description
With the right attitude, you can optimize your performance under pressure. Although meeting the challenge of high pressure situations is a different experience for everyone, one thing is constant: you need an attitude that leads to effective and efficient goal-oriented action. You won't always be able to control the external events that lead to pressure, but you can control your reaction. This course helps you recognize the events and situations that cause you to feel pressure. It explains how you can understand your reaction to pressure, and how excessive stress can impair your performance. Finally, it covers the principles for managing your attitude so you stay in control and maintain a success-oriented mentality. Meeting high-pressure challenges is an opportunity for you to excel and build your reputation as someone who can be counted on.

Target Audience
Individuals who want to develop their abilities to manage the stress that comes with working under pressure and anyone who wants to develop or refine their skills for performing under pressure

Prerequisites: none

Developing the Right Attitude for Performing under Pressure

Course Number:
pd_24_a01_bs_enus
Lesson Objectives

Developing the Right Attitude for Performing under Pressure

  • identify factors in a situation likely to trigger pressure
  • recognize how your response to pressure can impair your performance
  • conduct a stress profile
  • recognize how to manage your attitude in pressurized situations

Overview/Description
With the right attitude, you can optimize your performance under pressure. Although meeting the challenge of high pressure situations is a different experience for everyone, one thing is constant: you need an attitude that leads to effective and efficient goal-oriented action. You won't always be able to control the external events that lead to pressure, but you can control your reaction. This course helps you recognize the events and situations that cause you to feel pressure. It explains how you can understand your reaction to pressure, and how excessive stress can impair your performance. Finally, it covers the principles for managing your attitude so you stay in control and maintain a success-oriented mentality. Meeting high-pressure challenges is an opportunity for you to excel and build your reputation as someone who can be counted on.

Target Audience
Individuals who want to develop their abilities to manage the stress that comes with working under pressure and anyone who wants to develop or refine their skills for performing under pressure

Prerequisites: none

Performing with Others under Pressure

Course Number:
pd_24_a03_bs_enus
Lesson Objectives

Performing with Others under Pressure

  • Classify negative reactions to pressure in the workplace
  • match activities to steps for managing your reactions to pressure
  • recognize how to deal with a colleague under pressure
  • recognize how to prepare for a potentially stressful interaction

Overview/Description
High-pressure environments can be hard on professional relationships. You can so easily get caught up with a major project or looming deadline that your interpersonal skills slip. Under pressure, you may start to make instinctive emotional reactions as your awareness of others' feelings fades. But, to be as effective as possible, you need the support of others, and high-pressure situations are no exception. This course helps you develop skills you need to recognize your personal reaction to pressure and how it impacts your relationships with others. It shows how you can consciously control your interpersonal reactions when under pressure and how to avoid unnecessary tensions. And it details a step-by-step process you can use to stay in control when you're faced with a high-pressure interaction. This all enables you to recognize the importance of professional relationships, and it helps you to stay in control and make the right moves when you're performing with others under pressure.

Target Audience
Individuals who want to develop their abilities to manage the stress that comes with working under pressure and anyone who wants to develop or refine their skills for performing under pressure

Prerequisites: none

Performing with Others under Pressure

Course Number:
pd_24_a03_bs_enus
Lesson Objectives

Performing with Others under Pressure

  • Classify negative reactions to pressure in the workplace
  • match activities to steps for managing your reactions to pressure
  • recognize how to deal with a colleague under pressure
  • recognize how to prepare for a potentially stressful interaction

Overview/Description
High-pressure environments can be hard on professional relationships. You can so easily get caught up with a major project or looming deadline that your interpersonal skills slip. Under pressure, you may start to make instinctive emotional reactions as your awareness of others' feelings fades. But, to be as effective as possible, you need the support of others, and high-pressure situations are no exception. This course helps you develop skills you need to recognize your personal reaction to pressure and how it impacts your relationships with others. It shows how you can consciously control your interpersonal reactions when under pressure and how to avoid unnecessary tensions. And it details a step-by-step process you can use to stay in control when you're faced with a high-pressure interaction. This all enables you to recognize the importance of professional relationships, and it helps you to stay in control and make the right moves when you're performing with others under pressure.

Target Audience
Individuals who want to develop their abilities to manage the stress that comes with working under pressure and anyone who wants to develop or refine their skills for performing under pressure

Prerequisites: none

Taking Action for Performing under Pressure

Course Number:
pd_24_a02_bs_enus
Lesson Objectives

Taking Action for Performing under Pressure

  • recognize ways of avoiding overanalysis and overconfidence in high-pressure situations
  • distinguish the challenge in a high-pressure situation from emotional reactions
  • revise automatic thoughts to optimize perceptions in high-pressure situations
  • match activities to the appropriate steps in the process of taking action in a high-pressure situation
  • define a challenge in a high-pressure situation and take action to resolve it

Overview/Description
Acting effectively in high-pressure situations is not easy. Overconfidence can lead to poor judgment, and overthinking the situation can lead to paralysis. Also, your perception may become clouded by negative thoughts and emotions in times of pressure. But it's exactly at these times that you need to perceive the challenges most clearly so that you can set appropriate goals and take effective action to achieve them. This course sets out some principles to help you avoid the dangers of overconfidence and overthinking, which can impair your performance when under pressure. It then teaches a technique for clarifying your perceptions in such situations and creating an action plan to optimize your performance under pressure.

Target Audience
Individuals who want to develop their abilities to manage the stress that comes with working under pressure, and individuals who want to develop or refine their skills for performing under pressure

Prerequisites: none

Taking Action for Performing under Pressure

Course Number:
pd_24_a02_bs_enus
Lesson Objectives

Taking Action for Performing under Pressure

  • recognize ways of avoiding overanalysis and overconfidence in high-pressure situations
  • distinguish the challenge in a high-pressure situation from emotional reactions
  • revise automatic thoughts to optimize perceptions in high-pressure situations
  • match activities to the appropriate steps in the process of taking action in a high-pressure situation
  • define a challenge in a high-pressure situation and take action to resolve it

Overview/Description
Acting effectively in high-pressure situations is not easy. Overconfidence can lead to poor judgment, and overthinking the situation can lead to paralysis. Also, your perception may become clouded by negative thoughts and emotions in times of pressure. But it's exactly at these times that you need to perceive the challenges most clearly so that you can set appropriate goals and take effective action to achieve them. This course sets out some principles to help you avoid the dangers of overconfidence and overthinking, which can impair your performance when under pressure. It then teaches a technique for clarifying your perceptions in such situations and creating an action plan to optimize your performance under pressure.

Target Audience
Individuals who want to develop their abilities to manage the stress that comes with working under pressure, and individuals who want to develop or refine their skills for performing under pressure

Prerequisites: none

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