Developing Mental Toughness: Strategies to Improve Performance, Resilience and Wellbeing in Individuals and Organizations, Third Edition

  • 5h 50m
  • Doug Strycharczyk
  • Kogan Page
  • 2021

How can individuals and organizations understand and measure mental toughness to deal with stress and challenge, and so improve performance? This fully updated third edition of Developing Mental Toughness provides the answers to unlock this potential.

Tracing its development from sports psychology into the business sector, Developing Mental Toughness provides a reliable psychometric measure to apply at the organizational level. With coverage on how mental toughness relates to other behaviours and can be applied to employability, leadership, performance, creativity, emotional intelligence and motivation, the practical guidance and exercises in this book make it essential reading for academics, managers and coaches alike.

This third edition includes an expansion of the 4Cs model to include concepts on learning orientation and resilience and new chapters on evidence-based practice and using the Mental Toughness Questionnaire (MTQ48) to gain richer self-awareness. Featuring case studies from Deloitte and Ethiad, Developing Mental Toughness is the practical coaching guide for developing capabilities and resilience.

In this Book

  • Welcome to Mental Toughness
  • A Brief History of Mental Toughness
  • Developing the 4 Cs Model
  • The Psychometric Debates
  • The Measures and Their Psychometric Development
  • Control
  • Commitment
  • Challenge
  • Confidence
  • Independence and Interplay
  • Mental Toughness and Its Relationships with Some Key Models, Ideas and Challenges
  • Mental Toughness and the World of Work
  • Employability—A Key Issue for the 21st-Century Employer and Employee
  • Mental Toughness and the World of Education
  • Mental Toughness and Sport
  • Mental Toughness and Its Links to Physical and Mental Health
  • Can Mental Toughness be Developed?—The Practitioner's and Psychologist's Perspectives
  • Using the Mental Toughness Model for Coaching and Mentoring
  • Positive Thinking
  • Visualization
  • Anxiety Control and Relaxation
  • Attentional Control
  • Goal-Setting
  • Developing People and Organizations—A Summary and Overview