Summary of Developing Leadership by Building Psychological Capital
Center for Creative Leadership © 2015
Happy leaders are better leaders: “Psychological capital” is essential to survive today’s workplace challenges.
Marian Ruderman and Cathleen Clerkin of the Center for Creative Leadership introduce the concept of “psychological capital” – a positive mental and emotional state – and explain its importance in the business world. The authors argue that leadership training helps cultivate and improve psychological capital. Further, they examine “coherent breathing” as a technique that may help boost psychological capital. getAbstract recommends this compelling report to managers at all levels who are interested in becoming better leaders.
In this summary, you will learn
- What “psychological capital” depends on
- Why it’s important for leadership development
- How “coherent breathing” can help boost it
About the Authors
Marian Ruderman, PhD, is senior fellow and director of research horizons at the Center for Creative Leadership, where Cathleen Clerkin, PhD, is a faculty member in research, innovation and product development.
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