We’ve all heard the phrase “clutch hitter” – the player who seems always to get the crucial hit, or, in the business world, who gets the most difficult tasks done under the pressure of an exacting deadline or to get a big deal done. Every organization wants these clutch performers, and now, thanks to Paul Sullivan, finding them need no longer be left to chance.
Paul Sullivan is a performance expert and author of Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Others Don’t—a highly-acclaimed book that presents the secrets of peak performance and shows that being clutch is a learned skill.
He has studied and interviewed individuals who have achieved great things under pressure—in financial crises, war, business, sports, the law, even the stage and he has discovered traits they exercise in their clutch performances are the same regardless of what they do for a living. Likewise, those who choke under pressure share the same qualities regardless of where they fail. Paul Sullivan writes the Wealth Matters column for The New York Times. His articles have appeared in Condé Nast Portfolio, The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, Barron’s, The Boston Globe, and The New York Observer.
Clutch was ranked one of the best business books in 2010 in the human mind category by strategy+business.
Join us on January 18, 2012 and find out how to succeed under pressure.