Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance (Columbia Business School Publishing)

Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance (Columbia Business School Publishing)

By: Leslie S. Pratch (author)Hardback

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Leslie S. Pratch 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 from more than twenty years of executive evaluations and offers an empirical method of identifying executives who will be effective within organizations-and to flag those who will ultimately fail-by evaluating hidden aspects of personality and character. Pratch compares candidates with impressive careers and tries to determine which are likely to act with consistently high integrity and exhibit sound, timely judgment when faced with unanticipated business problems. Central to effective leadership is a psychological quality called "active coping," which Pratch defines and explores by referencing case studies, historical figures, and her own scholarly work. This book speaks not only to those in hiring positions and their advisors but also more widely to leaders and anyone who wishes to learn more about their own character and the abilities of those around them. Pratch offers knowledge, asks questions, and challenges common perceptions, providing a practical tool for those in business and for the general reader.

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Leslie S. Pratch has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University and an MBA in strategy and finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has published a number of scholarly articles.


IntroductionPart I: The Theory and Practice of Active Coping1. The Power of Active Coping2. Predicting Performance3. Coping Styles and Coping Holes4. What Lies Beneath?5. Integrity6. Psychological Autonomy: Lemmings Need Not Apply7. Integrative Capacity: Seeing Reality with Both Eyes Open8. Catalytic Coping9. Implications for Female LeadersPart II: Enhancing Your Active Coping10. Past Is Not Necessarily Prologue: Improving Your Active Coping11. Self-Assessment for Strengthening Active Coping12. Developing Active Coping: A Success Story13. ConclusionAppendix A: Technical Companion to Chapter 3Appendix B: Technical Companion to Chapter 4NotesBibliographyIndex

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780231168366
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780231168366
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0231168365

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