Leading Under Pressure


Maintaining Calm When the Heat is On!

The ability to manage the stress and pressure of a leadership role can sometimes vary depending on the circumstances. One of the most challenging aspects is the ability to keep your cool in complex high stress situations. It is in these moments that the ability to be a leader can really shine through. It is also often a determining factor in how leadership is respected and followed in the future.

Being able to manage the pressure of a situation and the emotional fallout is a key ability leaders need to develop. Not just the personal impact to themselves but also the ability to help carry those who follow them as well. For most, this aspect of leadership can only be learned when the heat is on. If you like, a forging in the fire is normally catalystic in bringing out the best and worst in current leadership abilities.

The Leading Under Pressure workshop creates a template for developing winning strategies to manage the tension of high stakes and demanding roles. This session is designed to equip leaders with the tools and methods to remain calm under pressure, maintain effective decision making and people management skills. It is ideally suited for those looking for ways to develop their capacity to lead to new found levels.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the core psychology drivers that result in the personal capacity to manage pressure.
  • Create a ‘Leading Under Pressure’ strategy unique to your situation.
  • Identify the hidden strengths that you can tap into to improve resilience.
  • Meet challenging poor performance head on and navigate to clear solutions.
  • Manage team expectations and create aligned perception when the heat is on.
  • Techniques to apply high value, low value task assessment when the workload is overwhelming.
  • Understand the critical self-management disciplines to set the correct tone and pace under fire.
  • Manage the tension of tough conversations to keep the team on track.

Designed For

  • Tailored for all managers and leaders looking for ways to take their leadership abilities to the next level.
  • Suited for every level of organisational leadership.
  • Those looking for keys to unlock hidden strength to increase leadership performance.
  • Anyone who needs strategies to help manage the pressure of their leadership role.
  • Ideal Size: 6-15 participants.

Course Inclusions…

In-Depth TNA

Our consultants can provide a thorough Training Needs Analysis of your skill needs and learning objectives. We will ensure that we develop the best solution to upskill your team guaranteed.

Program Reports

We provide a range of evaluation methods and options to help you gain the right information and feedback to understand the return of training investment to your team and organisation.


All programs can be customised to your desired learning and skill needs. This includes activities and exercises that reflect your daily work practices, tailored content and real world scenarios.

Industry Facilitators

All our Facilitators bring real world experience and come highly recommended in their fields of expertise. We guarantee the right match for your organisation.


As a highly respected Australian education brand the CAL Group offers a Certificate of Achievement to acknowledge your professional development journey.

Our Learning Solutions…

Remote Ready

All our programs have remote workplace delivery methods to cater for your specific organisational needs. Our facilitators are highly experienced in Live, Hybrid and Virtual formats.

Adaptable Delivery

Each program can be conducted in a variety of time and delivery formats to suit your staffing needs. Talk to us about how we can best adapt to your training requirements.

Fully Customisable

All training content is tailored to your specific training needs and objectives. This includes using real workplace scenarios for activities and exercises.

Social Learning Integration

With increased remote workplace challenges our workshops inetgrate social learning techniques to develop your team through connecting with each other.