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Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

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May 23rd 2014:Coping Styles and Choosing Leaders

What does take to predict effective leadership in complex, rapidly changing conditions? According to my guest, Dr. Leslie Pratch, an answer lies in understanding how executives will cope with unexpected complexities and challenges. Central to her predictive model is a structural psychological construct called active coping, which she conceptualizes not as a situation specific behavior or trait but as a style of functioning. She defines active coping as the readiness, willingness, and ability, not necessarily revealed in overt behavior, to adapt resourcefully and effectively to novel and changi

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Leslie Pratch, Ph.D.

Leslie Pratch, Ph.D., MBA is a clinical psychologist, author, and business consultant who advises private equity investors, boards of directors, and senior executives of both public and privately held companies in their leadership hiring decisions. In this capacity, she has conducted in-depth assessments of over 400 existing or potential CEOs or other top management. She continues to conduct research and publish in the area of personality and leadership. Leslie received her Ph.D in Psychology from Northwestern University, her MBA in Strategy and Finance from the University of Chicago, and her BA in Religion from Williams College. Her forthcoming book, Looks Good on Paper, will be published l
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