Mental toughness is about how effectively individuals deal with stress, pressure and challenge. It is rooted in the notion of resilience but moves beyond this by adding ideas from the world of positive psychology. The result is a complete process which is highly applicable and measurable. Tracing its development from sports psychology into business, health and education sectors, Developing Mental Toughness was the first book to look at applications at the organizational level and to provide a reliable psychometric measure.
The new edition of Developing Mental Toughness includes greater coverage of how mental toughness relates to other behaviours and can be applied to leadership, creativity, emotional intelligence, and motivation. It also looks at its applications in employability and entrepreneurship, and has expanded coverage of coaching for mental toughness. Written for anyone coaching individuals and teams for improved performance, the book contains practical guidance and techniques, exercises and case studies, all reflecting the exciting developments in this field over the last five years.
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 235 x 158 x 18 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
"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 "
"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 "