The Science of Choking Under Pressure

Nobody is immune from choking in a big moment. Maybe you lost your voice or your ability to think straight when speaking with an important client, manager, or audience. To help prevent “the choke” at work, we can apply learnings form the world of sports to the world of management. Like an athlete ready for the big game, assuming that you’ve already learned and practiced the skills that you’ll draw on, there are a number of techniques that can help you reduce the pressure or boost your ability to cope with it, which will ultimately help you fully access your well-honed skills and both prevent and navigate through a potential choke. Read More