Best practice report: Mental Toughness

February 23, 2015 by Limited

These articles and reports can be found in full at

[1] Anonymous, (2014), <>, What is Mental Toughness?, AQR, Rossett Wrexham.

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[3] Cobb, K., (2011), Handling Pressure, The British Journal of Administrative Management, p 24, Orpington.

[4] Horn, B., (15, October, 2013), Business Wire, Mental Toughness Coach Scott Lopez Forms Business Partnership with Mental Toughness World Expert Steve Siebold, Business Wire, New York.

[5] Anonymous, (2010), New Service for SunTrust Richmond Marathon Participants: Mental Toughness Training, PR Newswire, New York.

[6] Envick, B. R., (2005), Beyond human and social capital: The importance of positive psychological capital for entrepreneurial success, The Entrepreneurial Executive, Vol. 10, pp 41-52, Jordan Whitney Enterprises, Inc., Arden.

[7] Anonymous, August 16, 2004, Road to Resilience, <>.

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[9] Seligman, M. E. P. (1998). Learned optimism. New York: Pocket Books.

[10] Dean, E., (2013), Building resilience, Nursing Standard, Vol. 26, Iss. 32, RCN Publishing Company, Harrow-on-the-Hill.

[11] Anonymous, (2014, December, 22) <www.NHS.UK>, Take a stress test: NHS, UK.

[12] Judkins, S., Massey, C., Huff, B., (2006), Hardiness, Stress, and Use of Ill-Time Among Nurse Managers: Is There a Connection?, Nursing Economics, Vol. 24, Iss. 4, pp 187-92, 175, Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., Pitman.

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[18] Riordan, C. M., (2014), <>, Six elements of mental toughness, University of Denver.

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[20] Moos, R. H. (1992.) Coping responses inventory manual, In Milne, D. L. (Ed.). Assessment: A Mental Health Portfolio. NFER Nelson, Windsor.

[21] Anonymous, (2012), Study concludes Master Resilience Training effective, M2 Presswire, Normans, Media Ltd, Coventry.

[22] Anonymous, (2011), The rise of the forty something career chief executives, The Independent on Sunday, p 86, London.

[23] Anonymous, (2008), In Touch: MBA students tested for mental toughness, New Zealand Management, p 8. Auckland.

[24] Klein, D.S., (2007), 2007 Pillar Award for Community Service: John Zitzner, E CITY/E Prep; Street smart Entrepreneurship, Smart Business Cleveland, Vol. 19, Iss. 5, p 34, Cleveland.

[25] Van Gorder, C. D., (2013), Building Organizational and Personal Resilience, Frontiers of Health Services Management, Vol. 30, Iss. 2, pp 35-30, Health Administration Press, Ann Arbor.

[26] Anonymous, (2012), Comprehensive Soldier Fitness aims to boost performance: resilience of soldiers, families, M2 Presswire, Normans Media Ltd, Coventry.

[27] Anonymous, (2012), <>, What is organisational resilience?, Resilient Organisations. Auckland.

[28] Henderson, N., (2014, December, 16), The Resiliency Quiz,, Resiliency in Action, Solvang, CA 93464.