Performance Under Pressure - The Full Course
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Performance Under Pressure - The Full Course

Learn How to Effectively Manage Your Attitude, Your Actions and Your Relationships
4.6 (41 ratings)
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Created by Sorin Dumitrascu
Last updated 3/2017
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 95 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • identify factors in a situation likely to trigger pressure, recognize how your response to pressure can impair your performance, conduct a stress profile and recognize how to manage your attitude in pressurized situations
  • avoid overanalysis and overconfidence in high-pressure situations, understand the challenge in a high-pressure situation from emotional reactions, manage your automatic thoughts to optimize perceptions in high-pressure situations, follow appropriate steps in the process of taking action in a high-pressure and take effective action to resolve a challenge in a high-pressure situation
  • understand negative reactions to pressure in the workplace and not only, use a step-by-step approach for managing your reactions in pressure situations, deal with a colleague, a friend or anyone else under pressure and be prepared to manage potentially stressful interactions
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Requirements
  • no special requirements for this course, but being familiar with the professional and business environment will help
Description

Performance Under Pressure - The Full Course includes all the three courses already published:

  1. The Right Attitude
  2. Taking Action
  3. Effective Human Interactions

1. The Performance Under Pressure - The Right Attitude section helps you recognize the events and situations that cause you to feel pressure. It explains how you can understand your reaction to pressure, and how excessive stress can impair your performance.

Finally, it covers the principles for managing your attitude so you stay in control and maintain a success-oriented mentality. Because, meeting high-pressure challenges is an opportunity for you to excel and build your reputation as someone who can be counted on.

Professionals and all who want to develop their abilities to manage the stress that comes with working under pressure and anyone who wants to develop or refine their skills for performing under pressure.

After completing this topic, you should be able to:

  • identify the factors that in a situation are likely to trigger pressure,
  • recognize how your response to pressure can impair your performance,
  • conduct a stress profile, and
  • manage your attitude in pressurized situations.

The section includes video lectures, quizzes, examples and exercises and a small optional course project. All should take you not more than 2 hours to finish.

2. The second part of a series of three courses on Performance Under Pressure and focuses on Taking Action. And, in this course, you are going to learn not only how to take action under pressure, but also how to avoid over-thinking and over-confidence, and understand what exactly the challenge is.

Acting effectively in high-pressure situations is not easy. Over-confidence can lead to poor judgment, and over-thinking the situation can lead to paralysis. Also, your perception may become clouded by negative thoughts and emotions in times of pressure. But it's exactly at these times that you need to perceive the challenges most clearly so that you can set appropriate goals and take effective action to achieve them.

This course sets out some principles to help you avoid the dangers of overconfidence and overthinking, which can impair your performance when under pressure. It then teaches a technique for clarifying your perceptions in such situations and creating an action plan to optimize your performance under pressure.

Professionals who want to develop their abilities to manage the stress that comes with working under pressure, and those who want to develop or refine their skills for performing under pressure will benefit from this course.

After completing this section, you will be able to:

  • avoid over-analysis and over-confidence in high-pressure situations,
  • understand the challenge in a high-pressure situation from emotional reactions,
  • manage automatic thoughts to optimize perceptions in high-pressure situations,
  • use appropriate steps in the process of taking action in a high-pressure situation, and
  • take action in pressure situations to match every challenge.

3. The third and last part of a series of three courses on Performance Under Pressure and focuses on Effective Human Interactions. And, in this course, you are going to learn to prevent and deal with negative pressure, manage your reactions, deal with colleagues and stressful situations.

High-pressure environments can be hard on professional relationships. You can so easily get caught up with a major project or looming deadline that your interpersonal skills slip. Under pressure, you may start to make instinctive emotional reactions as your awareness of others' feelings fades.

This course helps you develop skills you need to recognize your personal reaction to pressure and how it impacts your relationships with others. It shows how you can consciously control your interpersonal reactions when under pressure and how to avoid unnecessary tensions.

And it details a step-by-step process you can use to stay in control when you're faced with a high-pressure interaction. This all enables you to recognize the importance of professional relationships, and it helps you to stay in control and make the right moves when you're performing with others under pressure.

Professionals who want to develop their abilities to manage the stress that comes with working under pressure and anyone who wants to develop or refine their skills for performing under pressure.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • understand negative reactions to pressure in the workplace and not only
  • use a step-by-step approach for managing your reactions in pressure situations
  • deal with a colleague, a friend or anyone else under pressure
  • be prepared to manage potentially stressful interactions

This course includes video lectures, examples, quizzes and some learning support documents, and it will take you not more than 3 hours to finish. And, as usual you have the 30 days money back guarantee, no question asked.

Now, if this is something that will help you, go ahead and press that "Take This Course" button. And, see you inside the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • this course is for all who want to develop their abilities to manage the stress that comes with working under pressure and anyone who wants to develop or refine their skills for performing under pressure
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 53 Lectures Collapse All 53 Lectures 04:34:28
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Section Intro - Performance Under Pressure - The Right Attitude
3 Lectures 08:31

With the right attitude, you can optimize your performance under pressure. Although meeting the challenge of high pressure situations is a different experience for everyone, one thing is constant: you need an attitude that leads to effective and efficient goal-oriented action.

Preview 02:48

Pressure and work go hand in hand. Hitting deadlines, meeting targets, and making difficult decisions are just some of the activities that can contribute to you feeling under pressure. Because work-related pressure has become so prevalent, you need to be able to handle it effectively.

Preview 02:07

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Preview 03:36

Understand course objectives, structure and method

Section Intro - Performance Under Pressure - The Right Attitude
3 questions
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Recognizing Triggers of Pressure
3 Lectures 23:24

It's almost certain that you'll have to deal with high pressure situations during your career. Some professionals, such as airline pilots or firefighters, deal with very high levels of pressure. Regardless of the scale of pressure – whether you're trying to land a plane suffering engine failure or trying to meet a production target – it's important that you manage the pressure effectively.

Preview 06:14

Often, people say that they perform well under pressure. Or that they can't reach optimum performance without some element of pressure. It's true that pressure can be both energizing and invigorating. However, pressure can have a seriously negative impact when it isn't properly managed.

When Pressure Becomes Stress
08:50

Everyone reacts differently to pressure. And everyone's pressure trigger is different. There are four work-related factors that can trigger pressure: time pressure, work overload, relationship strain, and a necessity of balancing competing interests.

Situations that Trigger Pressure
08:20

Identify factors in a situation likely to trigger pressure

Recognizing Triggers of Pressure
3 questions
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The Stress Response to Pressure
5 Lectures 29:07

Pressure can cause you to react in different ways. Sometimes pressure can be an invigorating force that helps you achieve excellent results. But, on the other hand, pressure can be debilitating and hinder your ability to perform. It can be an opportunity for you to thrive, or a threat because it may lead to excessive stress.

Responding to Stress
14:03

Factors to consider in relation to your response to stress.

Factors that Influence Your Response
1 page

To complete your understanding of your response to stress, you should be aware of the different ways stress affects you. Stress can manifest itself in physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral ways. These symptoms may have other origins than stress, but they are potential indicators of stress that should be considered nonetheless.

How Stress Affects You
03:34

Experiencing excessive stress triggers different emotions in a person that cause an imbalance to occur. Instead of being calm, a person becomes worried or begins to act in an uncharacteristic manner. To restore the balance and neutralize the impact of stress, the human body releases endorphins.

Pressure Responses
11:30

Access the follow-on activity to review your response to pressure.

Reviewing Your Response to Pressure
1 page

Recognize how your response to pressure can impair your performance and conduct a stress profile

The Stress Response to Pressure
3 questions
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Manage Attitude to Optimize Performance under Pressure
4 Lectures 24:13

Work-related pressure can occur in any profession or industry. In some situations, it can lead to stress and this can cause suboptimal performance. Maybe you know a colleague who is very competent and efficient. But in pressurized situations, that person's ability and judgment becomes seriously impaired.

Having the Right Attitude
05:58

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you'll find that you can't control all the external factors that cause you to experience pressure. However, you can control your reaction to pressure. This will help you avoid wasting energy on negative emotions that can impede your performance at work.

Taking Control While Under Pressure
11:01

The second principle when managing your attitude is to cultivate a "success mentality." This involves using your emotions to your advantage, boosting self-confidence, having a "go to" statement prepared, focusing on what you can achieve, and cultivating an attitude for success.

Cultivating a "Success Mentality"
07:14

Access the job aid to review the two main principles you should consider when you want to control your reaction to pressure.

Controlling Your Reaction to Pressure
1 page

Understand how to manage your attitude in pressurized situations

Manage Attitude to Optimize Performance under Pressure
3 questions
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Performance Under Pressure - The Right Attitude
2 Lectures 02:21

Section Project (Optional)

Section Project (Optional)
00:16

This course aims to help you to develop the mental and emotional strength for performing in high pressure situations. If you're able to identify what causes you to experience pressure, react appropriately, and develop the right attitude, you should be able to thrive in pressurized situations.

The Right Attitude
02:05

Section wrap up

Performance Under Pressure - The Right Attitude
1 question
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Section Intro - Performance Under Pressure - Taking Action
2 Lectures 05:48

High-pressure environments can be hard on professional relationships. You can so easily get caught up with a major project or looming deadline that your interpersonal skills slip. Under pressure, you may start to make instinctive emotional reactions as your awareness of others' feelings fades.

About the Section
02:38

In order to maintain the highest level of performance, it's important to understand and control your own reactions to pressure and to handle the effects of pressure on colleagues. There are many circumstances where interactions with colleagues can generate pressure.

Section Overview
03:10

Understand course objectives, structure and method

Section Intro - Performance Under Pressure - Taking Action
2 questions
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Avoiding Over-analysis and Over-confidence
3 Lectures 16:44

To perform well under pressure you need to think sufficiently about what needs to be done, but not fall into the trap of overthinking your performance. Similarly, you should have confidence in your abilities and knowledge, but not to the point where your arrogance impairs your judgment.

Overcoming Over-analysis
07:37

Overconfidence leads people to underestimate challenges and fail to ask whether their skills, experience, and knowledge are sufficient to accomplish the task at hand. An example of an overconfident response is refusing to consider alternatives to opinions and decisions.

Overcoming Over-confidence
09:07

To use this tool, begin identifying a task that you're struggling with, and read the list of statements often related to overthinking. Then, put a check next to those that apply to your current task. Finally, write statements that counter those that apply to you. You can print this table in a word processing or spreadsheet application and use it to complete this activity.

Countering Over-thinking
2 pages

Avoid over-analysis and over-confidence in high-pressure situations

Avoiding Over-analysis and Over-confidence
2 questions
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Defining the Challenge
4 Lectures 23:06

Thought distortions can affect your performance, especially when you're under pressure. Use this table as an aid to recognize if and how your thoughts are being affected by pressure, and determine how you can revise them if necessary.

Preventing Thought Distortions
1 page

The stress you feel in a situation can be influenced by how you interpret the situation. When you perceive a situation negatively, you may perform below your ability. To help you perceive a situation more clearly, you can follow a four-step method.

Revising Automatic Thoughts
11:27

The next step is to determine what exactly needs to be accomplished. This allows you to minimize emotional distractions and focus on dealing with the situation. Finally, this clarifies your priorities and, when others are involved, helps to establish a common understanding of the issue.

Identifying the Challenge
07:15

To take action in high pressure situations, you need to first make sure you've optimized how you look at the challenge. This means asking whether your perception may be distorted by emotion and revising any thoughts that are obscured. Then you should clarify what the real challenge is.

Defining the Challenge
04:24

Understand the challenge in a high-pressure situation from emotional reactions and revise automatic thoughts to optimize perceptions in high-pressure situations

Defining the Challenge
3 questions
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Identifying Solutions and Taking Action
5 Lectures 33:54

The second step of the method for taking action is to identify your goal. To help identify it, ask "What do I need to achieve?" You need to be clear about the challenge, and what kind of solution is acceptable, before you can prescribe any actions.

Identify Your Goal
07:15

Once you've defined your challenge and identified your goal, the third step is to generate and evaluate possible solutions. This involves thinking about what kind of actions you could take and the effects they may have.

Generate and Evaluate Solutions
04:46

Once you've decided on a solution, the final step is to design a plan of action to implement the solution you've chosen. The first thing you should do is divide what needs to be done into manageable tasks or steps that can be accomplished with relative ease. This can help to keep you from being overwhelmed by the pressure, or becoming paralyzed by over-analysis.

Design a Plan of Action
08:52

Having a strategy in place for taking action under pressure can help you to perform more effectively. Use the table to review the steps of the process and the actions associated with each step.

Taking Action Under Pressure
1 page

Many stress-induced reactions are driven by automatic thoughts linked to emotions. By learning to recognize these kinds of thought distortions, you can optimize your responses to high-pressure situations.

Practice Managing Pressure
13:01

Follow the appropriate steps in the process of taking action in a high-pressure

Identifying Solutions and Taking Action
3 questions
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Taking Action Under Pressure
2 Lectures 03:01

Section Project (Optional)

Section Project (Optional)
00:38

This course sets out some principles to help you avoid the dangers of overconfidence and overthinking, which can impair your performance when under pressure. It then teaches a technique for clarifying your perceptions in such situations and creating an action plan to optimize your performance under pressure.

Taking Action Under Pressure
02:23

Section wrap up

Taking Action Under Pressure
1 question
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About the Instructor
Sorin Dumitrascu
4.5 Average rating
1,642 Reviews
20,332 Students
36 Courses
Management trainer

Before Udemy, Sorin developed and delivered on management, project management, computer literacy, human resources, career development, soft skills for employees and even corrections incidents management.

Currently working as a prison service consultant, he is a certified trainer and project manager, holding a master degree in International Relations and Policy Making and a bachelor degree in Law and Public Administration.

Sorin coordinated during the last 10 years projects in the areas of rule of law, regional development and human resources.

He has more than 10 years of middle/senior managerial experience within the civil service (justice, corrections, internal affairs, training), private sector (project management, consultancy, training) and NGO (industrial relations, rural development).

Sorin is also a certified International Computer Driving License (ICDL) tester and trainer for the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, certified Human Resource Professional and a Public Manager (professional degree).