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Coaching and training for managers: Empowering transcultural leadership competences and promotion of mental health

08-22-2016 12:48 PM CET | Health & Medicine

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Mayer & Boness: Creating mental health across cultures

Mayer & Boness: Creating mental health across cultures

Managing healthy transcultural organisations is based on the strength and the sense of coherence of individuals, to comprehend, manage, and create meaning in challenging work situations. To cope with these challenges, managers need to activate their individual resources and increase their transcultural and conflict management competences. The psychologists Claude-Helene Mayer and Christian Martin Boness deliver the appropriate (self-)coaching and training manual: "Creating mental health across cultures".

The book aims at accelerating the process of promoting values and concepts of health and well-being in leadership and organisations by providing information on health, well-being, transcultural leadership competences and transcultural conflict management.

The coaching and training programme is based on the Sense of Coherence-concept (sensu Aron Antonovsky):

- The sense of comprehensibility is the cognitive component. It describes the expectation or the ability of a person to process familiar and unfamiliar stimuli as ordered, consistent, structured information and not as chaotic, random, accidental or inexplicable. It results from experiences of consistency that support the classification, categorisation and structuralisation of information. A person with a high sense of comprehensibility expects that stimuli encountered in the future will be predictable, ordered and explicit.

- The sense of manageability is the behavioural component. A person with a high sense of manageability is convinced that difficulties are solvable and that he/she can access the resources to manage demanding situations and challenges. This component develops through the experience of one´s own resources, the belief that strains can be kept in balance and managed, and the people can cope with the things happening in their lives. This is the instrumental behavioural component of the Sense of Coherence-concept.

- The sense of meaningfulness is the motivational component and describes the extent to which one feels that life makes sense emotionally, that at least some of the problems and demands posed by living are worth investing energy in, are worthy of commitment and engagement, are challenges that are ´welcome´ rather than burdens.

>> Claude-Helene Mayer & Christian Martin Boness: Creating mental health across cultures - Coaching and training for managers. Pabst, 274 pages, isbn 978-3-89967-839-0

Pabst Science Publishers (Lengerich/Westfalen) veröffentlicht zehn psychologische und neun medizinische Fachzeitschriften; darüber hinaus erscheinen bei Pabst aus den gleichen Fachbereichen mehr als hundert Bücher jährlich - teils wissenschaftliche Spezialtitel, teils allgemeinverständliche Fachliteratur.

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