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 organisation, and this ground-breaking book explains mental toughness clearly and effectively.
Tracing its development from sports psychology into the worlds of business, health, and education, Developing Mental Toughness was the first book to look at applications at the organisational 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 on techniques, exercises, case studies and the Mental Toughness self-assessment tool.