Top Business Psychology Models: 50 Transforming Ideas for Leaders, Consultants and Coaches

Top Business Psychology Models: 50 Transforming Ideas for Leaders, Consultants and Coaches (English, Paperback, Stefan Cantore)


Top Business Psychology Models: 50 Transforming Ideas for Leaders, Consultants and Coaches  (English, Paperback, Stefan Cantore)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Kogan Page
    • ISBN: 9780749464653, 0749464658
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 224
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    Top Business Psychology Models  is a quick, accessible overview of the fundamental theories and frameworks that will help you understand human behavior, emotions and cognition at work. Each model is presented in a short and crisply written summary, which can be easily converted into materials for use in training or coaching conversations. Clear, succinct and well referenced chapters also offer routes into accessing further information.

    Free of academic jargon, Top Business Psychology Models explains all the main theories and models used by psychologists, giving you all the essential information to immediately implement business psychology techniques in your organization.

    About the Author
    Stefan Cantore  is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the University of Southamptom Management School, UK. He is an experienced leadership and organizational development consultant with a practice focused on helping leaders and organizations use conversation as a process for change. Stefan is a qualified coach and has Master’s Degrees in both People and Organizational Development and Business Adminstration.

    Professor Jonathan Passmore is a business psychologist with five degrees who has international reputation for his work in coaching, change and leadership. He has published 14 books on the themes of leadership, personal development and change, including editing the Association for Coaching series of coaching titles. He consults and speaks at conferences across the world from the world from the United States to Europe and Asia. In 2010 Jonathan was awarded the AC Global Coaching Award for his contribution to practice and research.

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    • 2012
    Table of Contents
    • Part one:The individual at work: What makes people do things? Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

      • How can we become more engaged with work? Flow
      • How can people develop their self-awareness? Mindfulness
      • Helping others to set goals. The GROW model
      • How can people learn to be more optimistic? Learned optimism
      • Why did they do that? Attribution theory
      • How can we make sense of who we are? Personality trait and type theory
      • How does psychological testing work? Psychometrics
      • How do we think about others thinking? Theory of mind and emotional intelligence
      • How can we manage our negative thinking. Cognitive behavioural model
      • How can job performance be accurately and fairly assessed? Behaviourally anchored rating scales (BARS)
      • How do people cope with change? Phrases of change models
      • How do we understand different types of people? Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
      • How do we know if someone is telling us a lie? Facial displays
      • How can people understand and build on their strengths? Values in Action Inventory of Strengths ( VIA-IS)
      • What can employers do to improve the mood and commitment of their staff? Psychological capital
      • How to help people cope well with change. Three phases of transition
      • Where does motivation come from? Self-determination theory
      • How can we rely on psychometric tests? Reliability and validity
      • How can people change their behaviours? Transtheoretical Mode of Change
      • How do people positively handle trauma? Post-traumatic growth theory.
      • How can people develop their capacity to cope with adversity? Resilience

      Part Two: Team effort: Do people work harder if you give them more attention? The Hawthorne effect

      • Do the assumptions that managers have about people affect how they do their work? Theory X and Theory Y
      • Do groups always make the best decisions? Groupthink
      • What behaviours improve team performance? Belbin team roles
      • Does an attractive communicator influence our decision making? Attractiveness theory
      • How to use goal setting to enhance performace. Goal-setting theory
      • Why do people obey authority figures even when they are being asked to do something they know is wrong? Obedience to authority theory.
      • How can you select the best candidate at an interview? Behavioural interview
      • How do people make up our minds? Majority and minority influence
      • How can we positively help people and teams change? The skilled helper model
      • How does shift work impact on how well people do their work? Circadian rhythms and performance at work
      • How do groups develop to become effective? Tuckman’s group development
      • How can you ensure everyone makes a fair contribution to team goals? Social loafing theory
      • How do you get good outcomes for both sides in a negotiation? Best alternative to a negotiated agreement (BATNA)
      • How do I make decisions in a complex world? Cynefin complexity model.
      • How can we specify the behaviours required to perform a task well? Critical incident technique

      Part Three Organizations: How useful are positive emotions? Broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions

      • What can organizations do to transform the way they think and act? Appreciative inquiry
      • How do people’s expectations of their employees affect the way they work? Psychological contract
      • What can you do to make training a good investment? Social learning theory
      • How do I take account of the forces for and against change? Force field analysis
      • How can you make a workplace fair? Organizational justice
      • How do you tackle difficult people at work? Managing difficult people
      • How do people really make decisions? The bounded rationality model of decision making
      • How can good conversations change organizations? Conversational approaches to change
      • How can metaphors help managers change their organizations? Organizational metaphors
      • How can you make work less stressful? The vitamin model of stress
      • What can we do to make our writing more readable? FOG index of readability
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