Performance Under Pressure - The Right Attitude

Understand Pressure, Your Reactions to Pressure and Develop the Winning Attitude for Performing under Pressure
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Published 10/2015 English Closed captions available

Course Description

The Performance Under Pressure - The Right Attitude course 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.

This is just a first part of a series of courses on Performance Under Pressure. Next courses will focus on taking action under pressure and achieving relational performance.

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

The course comes with a 30 days, no question asked, guarantee. Now, go ahead and hit that "Take the course" button, and see you on the inside!

What are the requirements?

  • no special requirements for this course, but being familiar with the professional and business environment will help

What am I going to get from this course?

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

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction

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.


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.


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3 questions

Understand course objectives, structure and method

Section 2: Recognizing Triggers of Pressure

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.


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.


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.

3 questions

Identify factors in a situation likely to trigger pressure

Section 3: The Stress Response to Pressure

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.

1 page

Factors to consider in relation to your response to stress.


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.


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.

1 page

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

3 questions

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

Section 4: Manage Attitude to Optimize Performance under Pressure

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.


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.


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.

1 page

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

3 questions

Recognize how to manage your attitude in pressurized situations

Section 5: Performance Under Pressure - The Right Attitude

Optional course project for learning reinforcement.


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.

1 question
  • identify factors in a situation likely to trigger pressure
  • recognize how your response to pressure can impair your performance
  • conduct a stress profile
  • recognize how to manage your attitude in pressurized situations

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Instructor Biography

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).

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