Top Business Psychology Models
50 Transforming Ideas for Leaders, Consultants and Coaches
Publication Date: August 2012
Within Industrial and Organizational Psychology, there are several models that coaches can use to help individuals to understand human behavior, emotions and cognition at work. Top Business Psychology Models is a quick, accessible overview to the fundamental theories and frameworks that can help explain ideas such as how to develop self-awareness, how to cope with change, how to deal with difficult people at work and what behaviors improve team performance.
Each model is presented in a short and crisply written summary, which could be easily converted into materials for use in training or coaching. 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 coaches, trainers and project leaders all the essential information to immediately implement business and positive psychology techniques in an organization.
More details about the ideas in the book and some additional material on the authors' website: www.mondayspsychologists.co.uk
Jonathan Passmore is an occupational psychologist and a coaching supervisor. He has wide business consulting experience, having worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM Business Consulting and OPM, and as a chief executive and company chairman in the sports leisure sector. He is based at the School of Psychology, University of East London, and is Director for the Coaching and Coaching Psychology programs. He is the author of several books and editor of Excellence in Coaching and Psychometrics in Coaching.
Stefan Cantore is a consultant in the areas of leadership and management development, with a focus on teaching leaders and organizations to use conversation as a process for change. He is also the co author of Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management with Jonathan Passmore and Sarah Lewis (published by Kogan Page).
"[A]n excellent and practical guide in business and positive psychology, with inspirational ideas that can be quickly understood and implemented." --Cella Payne, Director, Zest4Development Ltd.
"[K]ey concepts clearly and snappily presented." -- Professor Binna Kandola, Senior Partner, Pearn Kandola
"A highly informative and concisely written resource combining depth of insight with plenty of practical application for busy professionals and students of management alike." --David E. Gray, Professor of Management Learning, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey
From the Foreword:
"We live in an ever complex, global and diverse organizational world where to remain competitive, organizations need to use and apply tools...that help them understand their human capital...That is the motivation behind this volume -- to provide leaders, HR executives, managers and coaches with a practical translation of the most impactful theories and models of human behavior published in organizational science."
-- Eduardo Salas, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida