When the Pressure's On

Exam Questions: 30
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 146 | Content: 132, Supplemental: 14
NASBA Area of Study: Personal Development
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 7430C

How you function in high pressure situations can propel you forward or hold you back. This course will show you how to harness the power of your mind and achieve extraordinary results when it matters most. The principles in this course were originally developed for West Point cadets and professional athletes, but have now been tailored for business leaders. At the highest level of any pursuit, the difference between top performers is always mental.

This course brings these peak performance principles to the workplace. It reveals five core mental skills for excelling under duress: goal setting, adaptive thinking, stress/energy management, attention control, and imagery. You will learn these concepts with clear explanations, practical exercises, assessments, and real life stories. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. CPAs: Some states limit or prohibit CPE earned in the personal development area of study - please check with your licensing board for details or limitations. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Untapped Power of Mental Strength
  • Assessing Your Mental Strengths
  • The Five-Point Plan for Leadership and Performance Excellence
  • Goal Setting
  • Adaptive Thinking
  • Stress and Energy Management
  • Attention Control
  • Imagery
  • Practice Methods
  • Peak Performance Applied
  • To recognize the impact of discontinuous change
  • To identify the components of a winning mindset
  • To identify the parts of the peak performance framework
  • To identify the ultimate determination of success
  • To identify the steps required to set specific goals
  • To recognize the tools helpful to promote positive thinking and confidence
  • To recognize the impact of stress
  • To recognize the benefit of having routines
  • To recognize the positive impact of imagery
  • To identify the steps involved in the relaxation process
  • To identify the four major barrier forces in the real world

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