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Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Leslie Pratch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The author is a practicing psychologist who focuses on assessing and coaching executives who occupy or are candidates for top positions in business organizations. In this book she shares insights ... More


How We Grieve: Relearning the World

Thomas Attig

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195074567
eISBN:
9780199847174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074567.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This book promotes an understanding of grieving persons, emphasizes respect for their individuality, encourages active coping, and guides those who help bereaved persons. The author argues that ... More


The Power of Active Coping

Leslie S. Pratch

in Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses the power of active coping as a structural psychological construct for predicting effective leadership. When hiring executives, how do you know which candidates can meet ... More


Developing Active Coping: A Success Story

Leslie S. Pratch

in Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter takes a look at the success story of a leader who was able to hone and strengthen his coping style. This executive makes a case for active coping as a developmental process, and his ... More


Past Is Not Necessarily Prologue: Improving Your Active Coping

Leslie S. Pratch

in Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter considers how executives can strengthen their active coping style through self-assessment. Two important qualities of active copers are information acquisitiveness and resourcefulness, ... More


Conclusion

Leslie S. Pratch

in Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book presents an approach to understanding personality structure and dynamics. Central to this approach is an attempt to examine a person's active coping style, even as this alone does not ... More


Coping Styles and Coping Holes

Leslie S. Pratch

in Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter describes the active coping style as demonstrated by two executives and the passive coping style as demonstrated by Ernest Hemingway. Active coping contributes to healthy personality ... More


What Lies Beneath?

Leslie S. Pratch

in Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter describes the depth-psychological approach to executive assessment, including the levels of personality assessed. Understanding the whole person, public and private, exterior and ... More


Self-Assessment for Strengthening Active Coping

Leslie S. Pratch

in Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter describes a method for a thorough self-assessment and personal development regimen that can create a basis for improving one's active coping. Although the focus is on business ... More


Introduction

Leslie S. Pratch

in Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book describes a depth-psychological approach to executive assessment based on psychoanalytic insights and how a psychological quality called “active coping” contributes to effective business ... More


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