Harnessing Stress for Success

Managing Pressure to Drive Results

Created in partnership with: Shawn AchorDr. Alia Crum

Harnessing Stress For Success

What You Will Learn

  • Review the often neglected research supporting the enhancing nature of stress
  • Discover the power of mindset in shaping the stress response
  • Learn the three-step model for how to transform stress to enhance your performance, improve your health, and facilitate your learning and growth

What You Will Do

  • Be introduced to the science of stress and the power of mindsets
  • Explore different types of mindsets and where you fall on the mindset spectrum
  • Put theory to practice and convert stress to success (specific experiments include acknowledging stress, practicing “anchors”,and practicing “triggers”)


Harnessing Stress for Success presents concepts and activities that will help you enhance the power of stress.

As you know, stress can be debilitating, compromising our performance and health. By changing your mindset about stress, you can utilize the inevitable stressors in your life to boost productivity and success.

Course Outline

Expert Faculty

Shawn Achor
Author, The Happiness Advantage
Dr. Alia Crum
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

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