Pressure and Leadership Blogs

IHHP-InsightsAt IHHP we are always looking for ways to help people perform under pressure, so we’ve developed an extensive blog section that leverages the learning gained from our work with Olympic athletes, The U.S Army, Fortune 500 companies and our Leadership Training programs. In this section, we have blog articles with tools, tips and stories from thought leaders who have a wealth of knowledge in our core areas of expertise: Performing Under Pressure, Emotional Intelligence, and the Three Conversations of Leadership.

surgeons blog

Why would surgeons need emotional intelligence training?

Last week I had the honor of delivering our Science of Emotional Intelligence training to a group of experienced surgeons and physicians.  When I told people I was going to be doing this, I realized a lot of people have the wrong impression about surgeons and doctors. I got a number of interesting reactions, that included: OMG, I Read More

Crisis Ahead

5 Brain-Based Strategies to Overcome Social Pain When You’re Facilitating or Presenting

  Original publication: Training Published on: February 22, 2017 Read original article by clicking here   Did you know that when you feel judged by others, it stimulates feelings of very real social pain? Pioneering neuroimaging studies by Matthew Lieberman at UCLA show that social pain and physical pain share the same underlying processing Read More


Change these Six Behaviors and Increase your Emotional Intelligence

Research at the Harvard Business School has shown that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) – the ability to manage our own emotions and connect to the emotions of others – counts for twice as much as IQ and technical skills combined in determining who will be successful in their career and in life. So how do you Read More


Your Female Leaders Don’t Believe You Have Confidence in Them

  Original publication: The CEO Magazine Published on: February 17, 2017 Read original article by clicking here According to a recent survey from the Institute of Health and Human Potential’s Women under Pressure initiative, only 32% of women feel their organization has the same amount of confidence in them as they do in their male Read More

Michael's Blog2

Training your corporate athletes

In the frenetic lead-up to the Christmas Holidays, I met with a senior Learning & Development executive at a major financial institution, who got me thinking. The holidays were looming and she was lamenting the fact that 2016 had been an exceptionally challenging year harnessing C-Suite support for leadership training initiatives. “What’s so frustrating is Read More

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