Developing Mental Toughness: Coaching strategies to improve performance, resilience and wellbeing

Doug Strycharczyk, Peter Clough

Research output: Book/ReportBook


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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherKogan Page Ltd
Number of pages352
ISBN (Electronic)9780749473815
ISBN (Print)9780749473808
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


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