Staying calm under pressure at work

Easier said than done, right?

Stress and pressure can creep up on the best of us, wherever we are. But in a work situation, it’s really important to keep your cool and stay professional.

Be resilient – you owe it to yourself

We all have daily pressures at work. Hard deadlines, pushy managers, un-cooperative customers the list goes on. However, if you’re constantly stressed out at work it can not only affect your productivity and relationships, but it can seriously damage the quality of your life.

Actors are required to deliver exceptional performance under intense pressure and scrutiny. Their resilience helps them perform more successfully in even the most difficult and demanding work situations.

The truth of the matter is that you cannot control people around you but you can control how you behave. One of the tricks is being in control of your observable behaviours. And these are skills you can learn.

Staying composed under pressure

Its difficult to have the ability to feel calm and project resilience when under pressure from a difficult individual; It is also impossible to prepare for every likely scenario you may come across. But you can develop techniques that enable you to instantly look and feel in control, even in the most challenging of situations.

Our module Staying Composed and Project Confidence approaches resilience in a unique and surprising way. It focuses on simple methods to adapt your external behaviours that in turn have an extraordinary ability to make you feel in control and effectively tackle any difficult individual or work situation with confidence.

Learn to say no with confidence and integrity

Remaining calm in difficult and challenging situations is one part of being resilient, but the answer must sometimes be “No”. Whether that’s to address unrealistic expectations, challenge someone’s view or turn down a request. Having some practical tools under your belt to stay strong and maintain credibility and maintaining positive relationships, is really important. Our module Plan and Prepare for Challenging Situations can really help with this.

Plan and prepare for difficult conversations

Planning and rehearsal is always key to remaining in control and being resilient. Our module Handle Difficult Conversations will equip you with effective planning strategies to systematically identify tangible solutions to the barriers and challenges you face, increasing resilience and improving performance and results.

Resilience & Grit

Do you, or one of your colleagues need more help to work effectively under pressure? How can you help people to build the resilience to manage and cope with situations which they may never have previously experienced?

The modules in our Resilience & Grit performance area could really help. Our unique range of modules adapt the secret formulas and strategies actors use to build and develop resilience.

The modules include: