Author: Peter Clough
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Genre: Business & Economics
Mental toughness is about how effectively individuals respond when faced with stress, pressure and challenge. Understanding this concept is essential to improving performance for both the individual and the organization, and this book, one of the first in the field to take a look at mental toughness as a serious discipline, teaches you how to assess mental toughness in individuals and organizations to drive performance, improve your own ability to cope with stress and apply a range of techniques required to recognize, use and develop mental toughness effectively. Full of sample exercises and case studies, this book also features the Mental Toughness Questionnaire - a unique self-assessment tool to determine your mental toughness score and what this means. Tracing its development from sports psychology into the world of health, education and business, Developing Mental Toughness takes a deep look at mental toughness and its application at the organizational level.
Mental toughness is one of the most common terms used in sport – by athletes, coaches, spectators and the media. However, it is also one of the least understood terms. This book examines the characteristics and development of mentally tough sport performers, and presents the cutting-edge research in this area. Within these chapters, the author proposes that mental toughness is a personality style and mindset, and presents a compelling case for its inclusion within the positive psychological paradigm. This second edition has been updated to include new material on the characterisation, conceptualisation, measurement, and development of mental toughness. As in the first edition the book includes a historical overview of empirical research, and also describes the conceptual arguments behind this research. Now packed with even more rigorous scientific evidence and bang up-to-date anecdotes from the world of sport, the book presents a fascinating explanation of why some athletes are successful, and how and why they stay on top. Mental Toughness: The Mindset Behind Sporting Achievement will be essential reading for all sport psychology, sport science, sport studies, and coaching students.
Author: Karl Kuehl
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
Release Date: 2006-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Working from a vast combined experience in professional baseball, the authors have broken down the elements of mental toughness into an easily understood package. Not only baseball players but other athletes as well as managers, coaches, and parents can learn how elements like attitude, confidence, and the ability to focus and make adjustments are built and how they can help players reach their maximum performance. With a Foreword by Tony La Russa. "A must-read for future athletes and non-athletes alike." Mark McGwire."
Author: Robert Weinberg
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics
Dr. Weinberg turns the abstract concept of mental toughness into an achievable reality. The book is a terrific read for anyone striving for excellence in business or sports. It is a clear guide through the processes and outcomes associated with attaining mental toughness.
Author: Lars Draeger
Publisher: Special Operations Media
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Achievement motivation
Navy SEALs are famous for their unequaled mental toughness and self-confidence. If you want to improve your ability to perform well in challenging, stressful and even threatening situations, this book is for you! In the past, many military trainers, sports coaches and business leaders believed that mental toughness is a fundamental, inborn quality -- you either have it or you don't. But that's simply not true, as revealed in this book. Using proven techniques taught to all Navy SEALs, mental toughness can be learned and perfected by anyone! You will learn about: - The History and Mission of the SEAL Teams. - The Brutal Navy SEAL Training Pipeline (75% Don't Make It!) - The Invincible SEAL Mindset. - The Four Pillars of Mental Toughness. - SEAL Techniques for Developing Self-Confidence. - Mental Imagery and Arousal Control Techniques. - How SEALs Control Fear During Combat Operations. - Preparation and Practice Techniques. - Goal Setting and How to Take Action! - SEAL Interviews (Great Stories about Performing Under Pressure!) This book can help you master a winning combination: preparation, self-control and mental toughness in the face of adversity!
Author: Rob Bell
Release Date: 2010-04
"Dr. Bell's book does a terrific job at breaking down the tools you need and to practice to become a mentally tough competitor." -John Dal Corobbo- 2009 Indiana PGA Teacher of the Year " Mental Toughness Training for Golf is an excellent resource for coaches and players of all levels. Dr. Bell has done an excellent job compiling diverse and practical philosophies with a proven track record of success. Mental toughness and effective training is the final frontier of coaching our sport." -O.D. Vincent- 1999 National Coach of the Year " Dr. Rob has developed a road map for success. He has helped me numerous times and is very insightful about what it takes for every player to reach their full potential." -Mark Guhne- Three Time Southern Conference Coach of the Year "The practice ideas and tournament mental processes that Dr. Rob Bell reveals in this book are incredibly valuable to a player, coach, or parent. A "must read," for anyone looking to develop mental toughness." -Randy Wylie- Golf Digest "Best Teachers in State" Mental Toughness Training for Golf illustrates how to maximize our preparation. In this cutting edge book, you'll learn how great coaches and players create pressure in practice, how to build a human taproot, why suffering is needed, and the don'ts of mental toughness.
Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Release Date: 2017-12-19
Genre: Business & Economics
Come back from every setback a stronger and better leader If you read nothing else on mental toughness, read these ten articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you build your emotional strength and resilience--and to achieve high performance. This book will inspire you to: Thrive on pressure like an Olympic athlete Manage and overcome negative emotions by acknowledging them Plan short-term goals to achieve long-term aspirations Surround yourself with the people who will push you the hardest Use challenges to become a better leader Use creativity to move past trauma Understand the tools your mind uses to recover from setbacks. This collection of articles includes "How the Best of the Best Get Better and Better," by Graham Jones; "Crucibles of Leadership," by Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas; "Building Resilience," by Martin E.P. Seligman; "Cognitive Fitness," by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts; "The Making of a Corporate Athlete," by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz; "Stress Can Be a Good Thing If You Know How to Use It," by Alla Crum and Thomas Crum; "How to Bounce Back from Adversity," by Joshua D. Margolis and Paul G. Stoltz; "Rebounding from Career Setbacks," by Mitchell Lee Marks, Philip Mirvis, and Ron Ashkenas; "Realizing What You're Made Of," by Glenn E. Mangurian; "Extreme Negotiations," by Jeff Weiss, Aram Donigian, and Jonathan Hughes; and "Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience," by Martin Seligman and Sarah Green Carmichael.
Author: Dr. Timothy S. Wakefield
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Genre: Family & Relationships
It is often said that 80% of what happens to us in life is based upon how we think. Initially, I wrote this as a letter to read to our children when they graduated from high school. I thought of this bookas I was driving down the road, takingour childrenfrom practice to practice and game to game. After we got past "how was your day?" There were many times with periods of awkward silence. Neither one of us knew what to talk about.This was a very difficult time for me. I am used to speaking in front of large crowds, but at this point I did not know what to say to my 10 year-old son. What was wrong with me? I felt foolish. So I stepped back, and analyzed my life and the lives of the successful people around me. I decided to teach my children about the things that it took me 40+ years of listening to my family, friends, mentors, taking seminars, reading books, listening to the tapes/CDs, etc. to learn to achieve success and happiness. There are hundreds of self help books, CDs, DVDs and seminars for adults. Why not teach this to kids and young adults? So I started talking to our children about positive life experiences and ways to lead a positive, happy, successful, productive life. This is what this book is about, helpingus to understand the game of life. I wanted our children to have a reference when struggling with the game of life and this book was the result of those efforts. This is a reference book that we can use again and againthroughout our life. Together we can change the world by recognizing one positive experience at a time.
Champions, as the familiar adage preaches, are not born—they're made. Reaching the top of any sport, or any aspect of life, takes years upon years of dedication and proper preparation. But if there's a huge pool of individuals who have undertaken the same commitment and steps towards becoming the best, what truly separates the winners from everyone else? Joanna Zeiger believes proper mental preparation is the answer. The Champion Mindset is a much-needed and long overdue look into how to program a competitor's mind to achieve optimal success. Changing behaviors and ways of thinking are never easy, but the chapters in this book aim to simplify this process to make it manageable and achievable. This book is for every athlete—from the weekend warrior, who wants to complete in his or her first 5k running race, to those who have aspirations of one day becoming Olympians and world champions. The Champion Mindset is a compendium of Zeiger's own personal journey from struggling novice swimmer to Olympian and World Champion. Through steps including: Proper Goal Setting, Keeping it Fun, Building Your Team, Intention in Training, Improving Motivation, Promoting Self-Confidence, and Mind/Body Cohesion, among others, Zeiger uses her decades of personal experience, doctoral-level research, and professional success, to prepare readers to go all-in with their mental game.
Many people have dreams they would like to realise and aspects of their lives they would like to change. However, relatively few people have the mental strength needed to break outside their comfort zone and take the steps required to change their lot in life and make their dreams a reality.This book explains how to develop a mind strong enough to push past all obstacles so that nothing will be able to stand between you and your goals.Mental Strength gives clear, encouraging guidance on how to develop a strong and powerful mind, grow your talents, become the person you want to be, and live the life you want to live
This book will introduce to you some of the methods used by Navy SEALs to develop mental toughness and self-confidence. These techniques also apply to anyone who is interested in becoming more mentally tough, and who is willing to work toward achieving their specific personal and professional goals. Topics covered include: - Navy SEAL Training Overview - BUD/S and Hell Week: Lessons You Can Use! - Earning The Trident Every Day: How SEALs Sustain Excellence - SEAL Missions: An Inside Look At How SEALs Operate - The 23 SEAL Success Traits & Habits - Mental Toughness As Defined By The SEAL Community - The Limbic System & the Physiology of Fear - Seven Fear Suppressing Techniques Used By Navy SEALs - How To Develop A "Refuse to Lose" Mindset - The Process of Becoming Mentally Tough - Thoughts on Becoming An Extraordinary Person! This book can help you develop the same level of mental toughness and resilience that is common to members of this elite force. It is a compelling narrative with powerful insights that can help you achieve your goals!
Author: Jason Selk
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2008-10-05
“10-Minute Toughness is a solid mental training program. In fact I feel it is the best of its kind. . . . [It's] what the title says: ten minutes a day that connects your talents and abilities to the outcome you're seeking. As a retired NFL player looking forward, I can see as many applications for the toughness Jason Selk's program brought out of me in the business world as there were on the football field.” --Jeff Wilkins, Former NFL Pro Bowl Kicker “The mental side of the game is extremely important. 10-Minute Toughness helps the players develop the mental toughness needed for success; it really makes a difference.” --Walt Jocketty, General Manager of the 2006 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals “Jason Selk has spent a tremendous amount of time and energy developing effective mental-training programs and coaches workshops. He is truly committed to helping individuals and teams to perform at their very best, when it really counts.” --Peter Vidmar, Olympic Gold Medalist Mental training is a must for high performance both on the field and off. But simply hoping for mental toughness isn't going to build any mind muscles. You need a proven routine of daily exercises to get you where you want to go. 10-Minute Toughness is your personal coach for boosting brainpower and achieving a competitive edge in whatever game you play. With quickness and ease, you'll learn how to master your own mind and psych out your opponents using personalized techniques from one of America's most successful sport psychology consultants. Like no other program available, the 10-Minute Toughness (10-MT) routine gets you ready for the competition in just ten minutes a day.
Whether the goal is advancing your career, getting your voice heard, or balancing the demands of work and home, this book will show you how mentally strong women manage their emotions and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Mental Toughness for Women Leaders: 52 Tips To Recognize and Utilize Your Greatest Strengths empowers women to grow as leaders so they can break down obstacles, make crucial decisions, and find ways to move forward when conditions are not perfect. Most references to mental toughness imply that we bulldoze our way through roadblocks that threaten to derail career goals. But mental toughness has little to do with physical strength or aggressive behavior; instead, it is understanding how to control the way your mind thinks. Here, former FBI undercover and counterintelligence agent LaRae Quy shares how she created a strong mind by overcoming obstacles encountered at the FBI Academy, working in a male-dominated environment, and recruiting foreign spies to work for the U.S. Government. As an FBI agent, LaRae believes that while theory is nice, evidence is better when you are serious about looking for ways to achieve goals in life. She relies upon science-based research and real life experiences as she explains how you can clarify your goals, take practical steps to make them happen. and connect with your ultimate purpose. Specifically, you will learn: 1. How To Use Emotional Intelligence Why mental toughness requires emotional fitness How women leaders can kick butt The art of getting what you want 2. Ways To Bullet Proof Your Brain Develop the brain of a leader Upgrade your brain Yes is the most dangerous word in the world 3. How To Find Your Inner Warrior How to stay cool under pressure Ways to grow stronger from turmoil in your life How to move forward when you feel overwhelmed 4. Ways To Predict Your Success Move toward peak performance How to beat the odds How to better juggle work and life If you’re looking to reach your full potential, Mental Toughness for Women Leaders will show you how to use mental toughness to be the leader you always knew you could be—in business or life.