“I Work Better Under Pressure!” (Seriously?)

By Susan de la Vergne
If you’re reading this, I bet you’ve said it: “I work better under pressure!” You mean, then, that you (1) consistently do your best work when you have no time to double-check or review it; (2) always reach your creative peak when the clock is racing behind you; and (3) never fail to turn out your best when you stay late and you’re tired.