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Executive Short Course

Thriving under Pressure

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Tight deadlines. Asking for feedback. Tense disagreements. Do you thrive under pressure? How do successful people thrive under pressure? Responding with resilience under pressure is not only important but necessary in order to succeed. The higher the stakes, the more pressure we feel - and depending on your reaction, a sense of pressure can either enhance or hurt your performance. The good news is that anyone can learn how to rise to the occasion when it matters most.

Fees: R5 250 / $365 (includes tuition, instruction material, lunches and refreshments)

DATE: 15 Aug 2019
CAMPUSES: Ghana, Durban, Cape Town
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Who should attend

  • Middle/Senior Managers
  • Directors and Business leaders
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This programme draws on the Ashridge Business School’s 20 years of experience exploring the key behaviours (positive and negative) of professional sportspeople. Through interactive and challenging learning, the programme will help managers develop approaches to optimise performance, resilience and engagement, whilst reducing the risks of stress and burnout. The course follows a learning methodology that has been successful in other organisations where there is a high (perceived) degree of performance pressure and workload. It helps participants develop their own style of leadership by having greater self-awareness and being mindful of the impact of their behaviour on others. The use of Heart Rate Variance monitors during the programme is an effective tool for participants to be able to understand when they are under stress and how well they cope.


Focus Areas

  • Psychological resilience – really understanding how you are under pressure
  • Physiological resilience – the effects of lack of sleep and the benefits of getting a good night’s rest
  • Organisational resilience – always in the context of your workplace. The chance to reflect is an integral part of the programme.

How will you benefit?

At the end of the programme, delegates will be able to:

  • Gain a clear view of their wellbeing and the consequent ability to perform at the highest level, both mentally and physically, particularly under pressure
  • Assess their personal resilience and ability to adapt, respond and thrive in the face of adversity, by applying a range of resources and skills
  • Gain an increased awareness and understanding of the role of sleep on their behaviour and performance, in order to meet the expectation of their leaders to function consistently at their best in challenging and/or stressful situations.
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