Thrive on Pressure: Lead and Succeed When Times Get Tough: Lead and Succeed When Times Get Tough by Graham JonesThrive on Pressure: Lead and Succeed When Times Get Tough: Lead and Succeed When Times Get Tough by Graham Jones

Thrive on Pressure: Lead and Succeed When Times Get Tough: Lead and Succeed When Times Get Tough

byGraham Jones

Paperback | August 16, 2010

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Be the Leader Who Is Cool, Calm, and in Control--Even in the Worst of Situations

"This book is a great guide for helping you thrive on pressure and use it to your advantage." -- Bill Vit, President and COO, Aon Affinity Insurance Services

"Thrive on Pressure focuses not only on theoretical aspirations, but also on practical measures to manage and utilize the pressures that are an inevitable part of the job." -- Edward Dolman, Christie's International PLC

When the going gets tough, you get going! Author Graham Jones, Ph.D., whose work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, shows you how to excel when the chips are down and use pressure to your advantage. With his successful program, you'll learn how to:• Manage stress • Develop strong self-belief • Improve mental outlook • Channel motivation into tangible goals • Refine your focus

If you have the guts to make a real difference in your organization, you're ready to Thrive on Pressure and produce positive results for you and your team!

For more than 20 years psychologist Graham Jones, Ph.D., has worked with people from all walks of life, helping them reach their high-performance levels. He is the founder of Lane4, a leading international performance development consultancy with offices in the United States, England, and Asia. Jones lives in Princeton, NJ.
Title:Thrive on Pressure: Lead and Succeed When Times Get Tough: Lead and Succeed When Times Get ToughFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.7 × 0.5 inPublished:August 16, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071748822

ISBN - 13:9780071748827


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can you handle the pressure? Here’s How! What I liked about this book was the chart on page 21-22 that spells out what a safe leader is, and the thinking of a real leader – on many topics. Then Jones goes on to characterize leadership as one of well-being or innovation focus (real leaders), or Internal process, and Achievement focused (safe leaders). This type of framework is great for making sure to continue striving and correcting to be as real a leader as possible. The world is filled with safe leaders, it’s the real leaders that count. Jones goes on to describe different ways to use pressure, and to reduce it. Meditation, ANT catching (ANT= Automatic Negative Thoughts), and learning to INSPIRE others – are three examples of what he teaches. Well worth the read. Great focus on positive leadership, and reducing the psychological strains that cause and augment – unnecessary additional pressure – in a pressure filled world.
Date published: 2011-02-24

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Acknowledgements; Chapter 2. Introduction; Master Class1: Real Leadership, Pressure and Mental Toughness; Chapter 3. No Hiding Place For Leaders; Chapter 4. Being a Real Leader; Chapter 5. Real Leaders and High-Performance Environments; Chapter 6. Real Leadership, Pressure, and Mental Toughness; Master Class 2: Staying in Control Under Pressure; Chapter 7. Stress: The Dark Side of Pressure; Chapter 8. Keeping Your Stress Under Control; Chapter 9. Challenging the Thinking that Causes Stress; Chapter 10. Tackling the Source of Your Stress; Master Class 3: Strengthening Your Self-Belief; Chapter 11. What is Self-Belief; Chapter 12. Building Your Self Esteem; Chapter 13. Boosting Your Self-Confidence; Master Class 4: Motivation; Chapter 14. Ensuring Your Motivation is Healthy; Chapter 15. Channeling Your Motivation Into Goals; Master Class 5: Focusing On What Really Matters; Chapter 16. What Should You Be Focused On?; Chapter 17. Controlling Your Focus; Chapter 18. The Real Leader Toolkit