Developing mental toughness : coaching strategies to improve performance, resilience and wellbeing / Doug Strycharczyk and Peter Clough.
By: Clough, Peter | (Psychologist).
Contributor(s): Strycharczyk, Doug.Material type: BookPublisher: United Kingdom, Kogan Page Ltd., 2015Edition: Second edition.Description: xiv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780749473808 (paperback); 9780749473808.Subject(s): Performance | Stress (Psychology) | Toughness (Personality trait) | PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Training | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management | -- Psychological aspects | | | | | DDC classification: 155.24 Other classification: PSY012000 | BUS066000 | BUS030000 | BUS103000 | BUS041000
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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.
Machine generated contents note: About the Contributors -- Acknowledgements01 Introduction -- The 4 Cs model -- Four fallacies about mental toughness -- Defi ning and describing mental toughness -- How and why we became engaged with mental toughness02 The importance of stress -- Situational moderators of stress -- An applied perspective on mental toughness, stress management and peak performance -- The AQR stress model03 A brief history of mental toughness -- Resilience and hardiness -- What is mental toughness? -- The beginnings of mental toughness research -- The qualitative approach -- The psychometric approach -- Mental toughness in the 21st century -- Our thoughts on the fi ve questions04 Developing the model and the MTQ48 -- Preliminary field research -- Development of the four-factor model -- Post-development 'testing' of the MTQ4805 Mental toughness and the MTQ48 measure -- The MTQ48 test platform -- MTQ48 report types -- The future and ongoing development06 Control -- Control - defined and applied -- Are high levels of control always a strength? -- The psychological context of control -- Emotional control07 Commitment -- Commitment - defined and applied -- Are high levels of commitment always a strength? -- The psychological context of commitment -- Goal setting08 Challenge -- Challenge - defined and applied -- Are high levels of challenge always a strength? -- The psychological context of challenge09 Confidence -- Confidence - defined and applied -- Are high levels of confidence always a strength? -- The psychological context of confidence10 Mental toughness and its relationships with other important models - mindset, positive psychology and emotional intelligence -- Mindset -- Learned optimism -- Hierarchy of needs -- Mental toughness, emotional intelligence and compassion -- A summary: 6-5-411 Decision making -- Mental toughness and creativity -- Mental toughness and risk -- Thinking errors - are the mentally tough less prone to error? -- What of luck?12 Mental toughness and fatigue - the impact of mental toughness on the development of fatigue -- Dr Fiona Earle -- What is fatigue and why is it important? -- How does mental toughness impact on the development of fatigue? -- How does fatigue affect people with different levels of mental toughness? -- Understanding your own process of fatigue - three recommendations for action13 Mental toughness and the world of work (1) - stress, motivation, leadership, coaching and teamworking -- Stress, motivation and aspiration -- Leadership -- Coaching -- Group mental toughness - organizational development applications -- Mental toughness and teamworking -- Organization development and culture -- Teamworking behaviour and individual mental toughness -- Summary14 Mental toughness and the world of work (2) - assessment and development, and talent management -- Recruitment and selection -- Employee development and talent management15 Employability - a key issue for the 21st-century employer and employee -- Employability - what is this concept? -- Employability - what does this mean and where does mental toughness play a part? -- Employability factors - what does a good attitude entail? -- Self-employment, enterprise and entrepreneurship16 Mental toughness and the world of education and the development of young people -- Performance and attainment -- Wellbeing -- Attendance, behaviour and peer relationships -- Retention -- Transition -- Employability -- Aspirations -- Social mobility and working with the disadvantaged -- Bullying -- Anti-social behaviour -- Mental toughness and parenting -- Leisure activities - sport and outdoor activities -- Primary education -- Conclusion17 Mental toughness in sport -- Dr Keith Earle -- Mental toughness and sports psychology -- Case studies -- The practitioner's perspective -- Conclusion18 Mental toughness and its link to the social and health sectors -- Mental toughness and health -- Mental health -- Social responsibility and mental toughness -- Occupational health -- Summary19 Can mental toughness be developed? - The practitioner's and psychologist's perspectives -- Introduction -- The psychologist's perspective -- The practitioner's perspective -- Developing mental toughness - guiding principles -- 20 Using the mental toughness model and the MTQ48 in coaching and mentoring -- How can a coach apply the mental toughness model in their work? -- The GROW coaching model -- Mental toughness and its application to coaches -- Summary21 Positive thinking -- Learning to think positively -- Banishing negative thoughts -- Reframing negatives into positives -- Mindfulness22 Visualization -- Visualizing success -- The psychological context of confidence development -- Positive psychology and mental toughness23 Anxiety control and relaxation - a physiotherapist's perspective -- Introduction -- The Laura Mitchell relaxation method -- Other relaxation techniques -- The role of fitness -- The role of diet -- Biofeedback24 Attentional control -- Understanding attentional control -- Attentional control and mental toughness -- Some simple tips, tools and techniques that work -- Interruptions and distractions -- Conclusions25 Goal setting -- How goal setting works -- Aspects of goal setting -- A psychological perspective on goal setting -- 26 Research using the MTQ48 -- Introduction -- Mental toughness and coping -- Mental toughness, emotional control/reactivity and emotional intelligence -- Mental toughness and performance/levels of achievement -- Mental toughness and psychological skills -- Mental toughness and personality -- Mental toughness and health -- Mental toughness and education -- Other studies using the MTQ48/MTQ18 -- Conclusion27 A summary - and thoughts about 'what's next?' -- A global perspective -- The psychological perspective - where does mental toughness fit into the rest of the picture? -- The practitioner's needs - product development -- References -- Index.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-323) and index.
"Mental toughness measures how effectively individuals respond to stress, pressure, and challenges. Understanding this concept is essential to improving performance for both the individual and organization, and authors Peter Clough and Doug Strycharczyk explain mental toughness clearly and effectively. This new updated edition includes greater coverage of how mental toughness relates to other behaviors and can be applied to leadership, creativity, emotional intelligence, and motivation. It also looks at applications in employability and entrepreneurship, and expands its coverage of coaching for mental toughness. "--
"Mental toughness is about how effectively individuals respond to stress, pressure and challenge. It is rooted in the notion of resilience but moves beyond this by being highly applicable and measurable. Understanding this concept is essential to improving performance for both the individual and organization, and this ground-breaking book explains mental toughness clearly and effectively. Tracing its development from sports psychology into the world of business, health and education, 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 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 there will be 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, case studies and the Mental Toughness self-assessment tool"--