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

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6.14 X 9.21 X 0.94 inches | 1.07 pounds

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About the Author

Peter Clough is former Head of Psychology at Hull University, UK. Based in East Yorkshire, UK, he is recognised as a leading applied academic authority in this field.

Doug Strycharczyk, based in Chester, UK, is MD for AQR, an organisation which has been instrumental in most of the pilots which lead to the adoption of mental toughness in new sectors.

John Perry is Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland, and was formerly Head of Psychology at Mary Immaculate College.
"The book reveals that our level of mental resilience is not something that is decided upon at birth; it can be improved over the course of an individual's life. There are many practical strategies for building mental resilience and I have recommended the utilization of Mental Toughness as a main assessment tool for candidate selection and filtration for leadership development programs. For anyone who seeks a genuine change in his life or others' lives; this is the starting point!"-- "Aisha Al Suwaidi, CEO - HR Policies Sector Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) - UAE"
"As a major contribution to understanding what makes us resilient, purposeful and effective in our everyday lives, this book remains highly relevant to meeting the unprecedented challenges we face today. Offering a unique blend of deep and rigorous inquiry, enriched with compelling evidence and human insight, it is a must read for anyone concerned with optimizing human effort, workforce wellbeing and organizational success."-- "Dr Neil Wooding, People Group Director, UK Ministry of Justice"
"MTQ is the new science of resilience and mental toughness, testing our teams and supporting them in their growth continues to be pivotal for their success and ours. This is an essential tool for leaders looking to identify, support and escalate talent growth across their teams and organizations."-- "Andrew Stotter-Brooks, Vice President Learning and Development, Etihad Aviation Group"
"In their 3rd Edition of Developing Mental Toughness, the authors have taken their decades-long investigation into defining, describing and developing mental toughness to the next level. Thoughtfully updated for the third decade of the 21st century, it includes new assessment tools such as the MTQ Plus, deeper explanations of the critical components of mental toughness, updated case studies, and hints toward the direction of future developments in mental toughness with the leveraging of the latest technologies and digital applications. As a former special operations military officer, professional educator and mental toughness practitioner, this edition becomes my new cornerstone reference."-- "Daniel C. Daoust, LTC (Ret.), Director, Norwich Pro, The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Norwich University, USA"
"Many books will make a reader smarter, or better informed. This is one of the few that will make the reader much wiser. A very useful addition to any manager's library."-- "Neil Scales OBE, Director-General, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland, Australia"
"As a Mental Toughness Coach, I find that having the self-awareness of your own mental toughness and of others around you, can enhance both personal development and leadership skills. This is a great and informative update for those seeking to better understand themselves and the application of Mental Toughness."-- "Lucy Julian, Qualified Mental Toughness Coach and Member of the International Mental Toughness R&D Advisory Board, who is also a Director at Deloitte AG"
"This book provides an excellent introduction to an increasingly relevant concept. Strycharczyk, Clough and Perry debunk misleading myths and explain the evidence base in accessible and engaging ways. This is a 'must-read' for applied Psychologists and for professionals from Human Resources, Organisational Development and Sports Performance domains. For the lay-reader, it provides an excellent toolkit for helping both 'the tough' and 'the sensitive' deal with the constantly shifting challenges of life in the 21st century."-- "Professor Fiona Earle, Director, Centre for Human Factors, University of Hull"
"Developing Mental Toughness is a must-read for psychology practitioners, HR professionals, coaches and anyone working in a development related field. The model can be applied in any formal and informal setting, and the case studies are very useful and relatable. Since 2020, this topic has become very important, as developing mental toughness is crucial to being able to cope in the current global climate."-- "Dr Alia Serkal, Head of People Learning & Growth, Du Telecom, UAE"
"This revised edition presents the detail behind the beautifully simple yet scientific and academically proven Mental Toughness concepts. This book helps us to understand something which has been hard to do until now - self-awareness about how we approach things mentally when events occur to us or around us - and what that means for our performance our wellbeing and our ability to thrive in a VUCA world."-- "Jason Wyatt, Global Aftersales Training Manager, JCB, UK"
"For over 21 years we have scoured the world to bring our clients the very best Organisational Development programmes possible. The Mental Toughness tool immediately stood out for its robustness, ability to measure, practicality and, most importantly, ability to develop and support individuals and teams across the broad spectrum of organizations we work with in Australia."-- "Dean Gale, Managing Director, Phuel, Australia"