Performing Under Pressure Book.
The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

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“Outstanding read! A tremendous guide to handling everyday pressure we all face.”
– Don La Greca, ESPN New York Talk Show Host and New York Jets Pre and Post game host


“All too often, we choke or crumble under pressure. This book reveals how we can develop nerves of steel.”
-Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take



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Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, and performance in every professional and personal arena. Co-authored by noted psychologist Hendrie Weisinger and our own J.P. Pawliw-Fry, Performing Under Pressure will introduce you to the concept of pressure management, offering the latest science on how your brain responds under pressure, and many empirically tested strategies to help you overcome the sabotaging effects of pressure. For this book, we have undertaken a multiyear study of over twelve thousand people to answer the question: what is it about the top 10 percent of these individuals that helps them handle pressure more effectively and be successful?

IHHP is proud that Performing Under Pressure has been so well received. Here is some cool stuff that has happened that we can’t help but brag about.

  • A New York Times & Amazon bestselling book
  • Named on of INC. Magazines best business book for 2015
  • Featured in Forbes, INC., The Financial Times, Training Magazine and many more!
  • Has been the featured on TV and in radio interviews
  • Is translated into Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Swedish.
  • Is available in over 60 countries worldwide

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We have developed brain science based learning programs that will provide you with practical strategies that can help you perform under pressure.


The program that made IHHP famous is The Science of Emotional Intelligence. Why do smart people fail? Why do technically brilliant individuals have trouble managing others and collaborating on a team? It is not because they lack intelligence or technical skills. Far from it. What they lack is a critical level of Emotional Intelligence. Whether you are a formal manager or want to increase your individual performance (or both), this training program, will teach you the foundational principles and brain science of Emotional Intelligence (EI).

Performing Under Pressure is based on the book ‘Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most’. Leadership is not easy, especially under pressure. Pressure changes how the brain functions; it diminishes our ability to think, make decisions and connect with others in a meaningful way. With pressure increasing in all aspects of our lives, the ability to manage pressure is one of the key differentiators of high performing managers and leaders. Failing to manage pressure has become a significant reason why smart people fail.

The Three Conversations of Leadership will teach you how to have meaningful conversations that drive accountability.