We talked with Dan Dworkis, the author of one of my favorite books about performing under pressure! Dan is an emergency physician, MD PhD and host of the Emergency Mind Podcast. To make it educationally digestible, I divide the overall conversation into smaller topics. The forst one being: what is performance under pressure? Acute operational pressure? Organizational pressure? This matters a lot namely for the (training) intervention you will do. For example, you cannot solve an organizational problem or a schedule that is too heavy with a self-regulation technique such as box breathing. So we started with this simple question: what are the elements of a “high pressure” situation?