9780470737644

Performing under Pressure : Gaining the Mental Edge in Business and Sport

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470737644

  • ISBN10:

    0470737646

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Some pressure keeps you focused, but too much pressure can cripple your performance. One of the world's top sports and business psychologists teaches you how to manage any and all kinds of pressure, and make it work for you.Praise for Performing Under Pressure"The game demands more than just talent. You need to e able to perform when it counts. Dr. Miller's book is an excellent guide for performing under pressure... a great read, I highly recommend." - Billy Beane, General Manager, Oakland A's"As someone who battled for 1000 games in the NHL and now operates a multimillion dollar business, I perform under pressure every day. Dr. Miller's advice is well worth reading. Performing Under Pressure is a practical book with proven techniques for sport, business and life." - Dave "Tiger" Williams, former NHL star and entrepreneur"To win in sport and business you have to perform under pressure. Dr. Miller's been there...and this book tells you how." - Alan Brahmst, corporate strategist, Olympian and World Cup coach"Dr. Miller has excellent advice to help everyone deal effectively with challenges and pressure in order to be the best they can. I believe that the ability to understand and manage pressure is a key life skill for everyone whether you are an elite athlete, CFO or dealing with life pressures." - Tom Webster, CFO, Envision Financial and First West

Author Biography

Dr. Saul L. Miller is a performance specialist consulting with super-achievers in world-class sport, business, healthcare, and the arts. One of North America's leading performance psychologists, he works in the areas of performance, productivity enhancement, team building, and helping people to be successful while dealing effectively with pressure, stress, and change.
Over the past 25 years, Dr. Miller's corporate clients have included Cisco, Nike, Sony, Visa, Canada Life, IBM, Envision, Investors Group, Cominco, Labatts, Motorola, Manulife, Telus, and 24 Hour Fitness. In the world of sport, his clients have included the New York Mets; Seattle Mariners; Los Angeles Dodgers, Rams, Clippers, and Kings; Vancouver Canucks; Florida Panthers; Nashville Predators; St. Louis Blues; PGA Tour golfers; as well as professional teams in Europe, and Canadian and U.S. Olympians in over a dozen different sports. He is the author of six other books, including Why Teams Win: 9 Keys to Success in Business, Sport and Beyond (Wiley).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction: We Are All Performersp. 1
Pressurep. 7
Winning Programsp. 21
Power Thoughtsp. 23
High-Performance Imageryp. 45
The Shift: Positive Focus, Positive Feelingsp. 73
Changing Channelsp. 75
Tension-Releasep. 87
Conscious Breathingp. 105
Rhythmp. 107
Inspirationp. 121
Continuityp. 131
Streamingp. 147
Blowing off Tension—Energizingp. 161
Attitude, Individual Differences, and Lifestylep. 171
A Winning, Performing-Under-Pressure Attitudep. 173
Individual Differencesp. 207
A High-Performance Lifestylep. 225
About the Authorp. 233
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 237
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