How to thrive under pressure

Why pressure isn’t the problem, it’s the solution
60 minutes
Thursday Sep 23, 2021 1:00 PM EDT
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What’s the most pressure you’ve ever been under? Over the past five years, leadership and resilience expert Dane Jensen has asked this question of thousands of high performers—from Olympic gold medalists and Navy SEALs to politicians, executives and busy parents. 

Dane’s research shows that while everyone’s experiences under pressure are unique, pressure develops in predictable ways. If we can recognize the patterns, we can improve our ability to sidestep the traps that can sabotage us—and use the energy that accompanies pressure to thrive.

Based on Dane’s new book, The Power of Pressure: Why Pressure isn’t the Problem, It’s the Solution, discover a concrete set of practical skills that you can use to consistently perform through periods of intense pressure.

Particpants learn:

  • The causes of pressure and how to turn pressure into an advantage, not a liability
  • How to nail the peak pressure moments that can make or break a big sale, a crucial meeting, or define a career
  • Steps to maintain energy and motivation through long periods of sustained pressure
  • How to use the “pressure equation” of importance, uncertainty and volume to anticipate and prepare

Following the presentation, there is a Q&A with our speaker. This webinar took place on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. EDT.


The Power of Pressure
Why Pressure Isn't the Problem, It's the Solution

Pressure sits alongside death and taxes as one of life’s great certainties. But pressure doesn’t have to be a burden. The energy under pressure can be an ally—if we channel it effectively. In the The Power of Pressure: Why Pressure Isn't the Problem, It's the Solution, Dane Jensen lays out how pressure is created, alongside six core tactics to manage pressure over the long haul and in peak pressure moments—whether you’re negotiating a raise or preparing for an important sales call, a crucial meeting or a big game.

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