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

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ISBN-10: 0749464658

ISBN-13: 9780749464653

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jonathan Passmore, Stefan Cantore

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This book is aimed at consultants and managers interested in psychology - organisational and positive psychology - and its application in business. It offers readers a short hand guide to the topic in a practical guide which explains the main theories and models used by psychologists, whilst avoiding the jargon and academic style common in many psychology texts. Each model is presented in a short, easy to access form which could be easily converted into materials for use in training or in coaching conversations.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 7/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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).

About the authors
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 become 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?" Phases 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 Model of Change
How do people positively handle trauma?: Post-traumatic growth theory
How can people develop their capacity to cope with adversity?: Resillience
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 performance: 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 interviewing
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
How useful are positive emotions?: Broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions
What can organizations do to transform the way they think and act?: Appreactive inquiry
How do people's expectations of their employers 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