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Working Well Under Pressure

Language:  English
Stress in the workplace is high. You will discover how to thrive under pressure by learning if sources are internal or external, how to use both sides of the brain, and practical ways to work well.
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Adopting cutting-edge skills to help you work well under pressure is more important now than ever. This book will teach you how to identify internal and external pressures and illustrate important techniques that can help you stay mentally fit and thrive. You will learn how pressure can be used to your advantage. Having a moderate amount of pressure optimizes your functioning, and actually helps you perform better in certain circumstances. Research shows that developing the skills you need to efficiently use both sides of your brain allows you to be creative and productive under pressure.

About Authors

Dr. Michelle J. Scallon earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Seattle Pacific University. She has many years of experience providing psychotherapy in correctional and outpatient settings. Her dissertation was titled “The Impact of Social Support and Humor on Levels of Hope in Individuals Who Are Coping with HIV/AIDS.” She is passionate about helping people capitalize on their strengths. Dr. John J. Liptak is an internationally-recognized author with thirty years of work experience providing counseling. He has authored over 100 workbooks with Ester Leutenberg, 31 career assessment instruments, and ten books. John earned an Ed.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He lives in Radford, Virginia, in the United States and is President of the Center for Career Assessment, Inc. John has written nine books for Bookboon.

  • About The Authors
  • Preface
  1. Workplace pressure
    1. Introduction
    2. Pressure leads to stress
    3. External pressure
    4. Dealing with external pressure
    5. Internal pressure
    6. Conclusion
  2. Workplace pressure triggers
    1. Introduction
    2. Employee pressure situations
    3. Identify pressure triggers
    4. Managing thinking triggers
    5. Balance pressure with deep relaxation
    6. Conclusion
  3. Use both sides of your brain
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding brain strengths
    3. Using both brain hemispheres
    4. Conclusion
  4. Master the Yerkes-Dodson Effect
    1. Introduction
    2. The Yerkes-Dodson model
    3. Your Yerkes-Dodson Effect
    4. Illustrations of the Yerkes-Dodson Effect
    5. Lean into the pressure
    6. Help for the right side of the curve
    7. Tips to increase your Yerkes-Dodson Effect
    8. Conclusion
  5. Focus on what you can control
    1. Introduction
    2. Focus on what you can do
    3. Being yourself
    4. Find a model and use your mirror neurons
    5. Mini goals and just two things
    6. Taking breaks and setting timers
    7. Conclusion
  6. Going for the gold
    1. Introduction
    2. What the stars say
    3. Positive mental imagery
    4. Positive stress perspective
    5. Good news for positive stress
    6. Conclusion
  7. References
About the Authors

Dr. Michelle Scallon


Dr. John Liptak