Your Pressure Score

High Medium
Congratulations – you are doing very well under pressure. You maintain a healthy sense of humor even when the going gets tough. You try to see things from another’s perspective and recognize how your behavior affects others. Most of the time you do not become defensive when criticized and are able to stay calm under most pressure. You handle setbacks pretty effectively and are good at managing most anxiety, stress, anger, and fear in pursuit of a goal. Congrats. This is something to be proud of!

Areas to work on?

When you get tough feedback or criticism, see if it you can use it as an opportunity for growth. And though you might not find it comfortable, make sure to approach as opposed to avoid the tough conversations you need to have. Improving your ability to have tough conversations under pressure will help you get to the next level of performance.Finally, make a commitment to becoming a student of human behavior: read books, watch lectures online, get a coach or take one of our training programs Keep working to get better!

Recommendations for you:

Step 1: Read the Performing Under Pressure book

If you haven’t read it already, this is a great book that provides new research, brain science and strategies to help you stay at the top of your game when dealing with pressure. You can buy the book at:

Step 2: Emotional Intelligence Training Program

The foundation of performing under pressure is dealing with the emotions that are triggered when you are in a pressure moment. You are clearly doing very well under pressure – but it always helps to sharpen your game. You can continue to grow and learn by attending an Emotional Intelligence training program in a classroom or virtually. In the EI program, you will have the chance to look at what triggers you when you are under pressure and how that impacts the people around you. You will learn strategies to help you cope in pressure filled moments, and connect with people on a deeper emotional level. In addition to on-site and virtual classes, we offer Public Programs available to anyone to attend.

Step 3: Performing Under Pressure Programs

Once you have worked on improving how you manage your emotions under pressure, you are ready to move on to our advanced curriculum, which is made up of two programs: In Performing Under Pressure, you will dive deeper into the cognitive strategies in the book and learn how to manage your thinking when you are under pressure; and in our Three Conversations of Leadership program, you will learn to have the kinds of conversations that increase trust and create accountability in your relationships.