Developing Mental Toughness: Coaching Strategies to Improve Performance, Resilience and Wellbeing, 2nd Edition

  • 5h 52m
  • Doug Strycharczyk, Peter Clough
  • Kogan Page
  • 2015

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.

About the Authors

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).

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Importance of Stress
  • A Brief History of Mental Toughness
  • Developing the Model and the MTQ48
  • Mental Toughness and the MTQ48 Measure
  • Control
  • Commitment
  • Challenge
  • Confidence
  • Mental Toughness and its Relationships with Other Important Models: Mindset, Positive Psychology and Emotional Intelligence
  • Decision Making
  • Mental Toughness and Fatigue: The Impact of Mental Toughness on the Development of Fatigue
  • Mental Toughness and the World of Work (1): Stress, Motivation and Aspiration, Leadership, Coaching and Teamworking
  • Mental Toughness and the World of Work (2): Assessment and Development, and Talent Management
  • Employability: A Key Issue for the 21st-Century Employer and Employee
  • Mental Toughness and the World of Education and the Development of Young People
  • Mental Toughness in Sport: A Case Study in Developing Mental Toughness
  • Mental Toughness and its Link to the Social and Health Sectors
  • Can Mental Toughness be Developed?: The Practitioner's and Psychologist's Perspectives
  • Using the Mental Toughness Model and the MTQ48 in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Positive Thinking
  • Visualization
  • Anxiety Control and Relaxation: A Physiotherapist's Perspective
  • Attentional Control
  • Goal Setting
  • Research Using the MTQ48
  • A Summary – and Thoughts About 'What's Next?'