Dr. Hendrie Weisinger: Performing Under Pressure

In his new book, Performing Under Pressure, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Hendrie Weisinger tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether on a job interview, on the golf course, on stage at Carnegie Hall or a business presentation.

Recently Dr. Weisinger, a world-renowned psychologist and pioneer in the field of pressure management,  sat down with ExecuNet CMO Tony Vlahos to discuss why nobody performs better under pressure, how pressure in fact makes us do worse, approaches we can take to diminish the effects of pressure on our performance, and much more.

  • 01:40: Exploding the myth of “working better” under pressure
  • 03:40: Rule 1: Don’t confuse pressure with a stressful moment
  • 06:20: Strategies for winning in pressure-filled work situations
  • 13:55: Why successful people don’t crumble under pressure
  • 16:50: Competitive pressure in business

William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

2 Replies to "Dr. Hendrie Weisinger: Performing Under Pressure"

    April 20, 2015 (12:25 am)

    I work in the auto industry , every day there is a pressure, AND CRITICISM. I can handle pressure but constant critique,
    what i don’t undertand is why managers do that instead of working with you and assisting in making things happen – make it simple and make positive situations instead of “when do i get out of here attidte” by negative attitudes

    • Hendrie Weisinger
      December 9, 2015 (9:58 pm)

      Most people are not skilled when giving criticism – your supervisors probably think they are being useful. Always assume the person who is giving you criticism might be trying to be helpful even if to you it sounds negative. Step 1 for you: no matter how it is given, always hear criticism as information that can help you. Instead of getting defensive, ask for clarification, more information. In so doing, you will help your critic communicate more effectively. Step 2: get my book, The Power of Positive Criticism.