High achievers do more than merely cope with pressure they thrive on it! This book has been written for executives in business who wishes to achieve consistent, high level performance under pressure. It is underpinned by published research from leading sport psychologist Professor Graham Jones, which shows that high achievers do more than simply cope with thrive on it! The vital factor in thriving on pressure and moving to higher levels of business performance is the development of mental toughness. By applying elite sport psychology to the business world, this book highlights the enormous role played by pressure in both business and sport and draws parallels between them. It shows how by developing mental toughness it is possible to manage pressure to such an extent that you are able consistently to deliver extraordinary levels of performance. Together with the necessary skills and competencies you need to perform your role, mental toughness is the vital factor in delivering high performance that is sustainable. It will enable you to thrive on, rather than merely cope with, pressure and maintain believe in yourself even when it's being seriously challenged.
Contents: List of Illustrations; About the authors; Aknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Why Mental Toughness Is Important; 3. What Mental Toughness Is; 4. Keeping Your Head Under Stress; 5. Staying Strong In Your Self-Belief; 6. Making Your Motivation Work for You; 7. Maintaining Your Focus on the Things that Matter; 8. Frequently-Asked Questions About Mental Toughness; Appendix A Meditative Relaxation; Appdendix B Imagery-Based Relaxation; Appendix C Progressive Muscular Relaxation (PMR); Appendix D Adominal Breathing; Index