Developing Mental Toughness: Coaching Strategies to Improve Performance, Resilience and Wellbeing
Author: Strycharczyk, Doug
Brand: Kogan Page
Number Of Pages: 352
Release Date: 28-08-2015
Part Number: black & white illustrations
Details: Product Description Mental toughness is about how effectively individuals respond to stress, pressure, and challenge. Tracing its development from sports psychology into the world of business, health, and education, the first edition of Developing Mental Toughness was the first book to look at applications at the organizational level and to provide a reliable psychometric measure. Based on scientific investigation, this new edition now includes greater discussion of how mental toughness relates to other behaviors and how it can be applied to leadership, emotional intelligence, and motivation. It also offers brand new coverage of the applications of mental toughness in recruitment, talent management, and employability. With its practical guidance, exercises, case studies, and a mental toughness self-assessment tool, this book will guide coaches working with individuals or teams to help improve their clients' performance. Review "A great many today are concerned with the twin goals of resilience and positive psychology to deal with the challenge of the 21st century. This book offers the potential to solve this recurrent problem facing today's organizations." -- Dr. Neil Wooding, Director, Business Statistics and Delivery, Office for National Statistics "This is a timely and valuable addition for anyone involved in people development, particularly in times of rapid change and challenge." -- Neil Scales, Director-General, Dept of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Government "Our business employs approximately 1,600 people from more than 60 nationalities. They need to perform and enjoy doing their role in a challenging and exciting environment. The mental toughness model is an extremely important factor in achieving this." -- Alia Al Serkal, Sr. Director Talent Management, Human Capital and Administration, Du Telecom About the Author Peter Clough is Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and is recognized as a leading applied academic authority in the field of mental toughness. He is co-developer of the mental toughness model and the MTQ48 Mental Toughness Questionnaire. He has also contributed to Psychometrics in Coaching and Leadership Coaching (Kogan Page). Doug Strycharczyk is owner and Managing Director for AQR Ltd., an organization that has been instrumental in the adoption of mental toughness in new sectors and is now one of Europe's fastest growing test publishers and distributors. He is the co-author of Developing Resilient Organizations and contributed to Psychometrics in Coaching (Kogan Page).
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