Mental Toughness

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (1801-09)

Mental Toughness, often labelled resilience, is a quality which determines, in some part, how individuals perform when exposed to stressors, pressure and challenge. It can play a significant role in determining how an individual manages stress, as well as being a key factor in enabling individuals to perform to the peak of their abilities.

Heartstone endorses the MTQ48 assessment instrument from AQR which allows you to:

  • measure the resilience of an individual
  • appreciate the current state of an individual's mental toughness and,
  • plan how to build overall mental toughness to improve productivity.
  • Heartstone clients use MTQ48 for:
  • Assessing new recruits to build individual development and coaching plans
  • Addressing performance issues at individual and team level
  • Coaching and Development

Using MTQ48 allows you to build and maintain individual development plans for your staff.

Mental toughness testing for youth can prove a valuable aid in assisting them to overcome difficulties and to progress to the best of their abilities. Several educational institutes are using the MTQ48 measure as part of their academic excellence programme planning. MTQ48 completion is most effective for youth:

  • Prior to engaging in secondary school, or
  • about to enter the work force, or
  • after personal trauma

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The MTQ48 instrument measures mental toughness on 4 major scales that combined produce an overall measure. These 4 major scales are:

  • Control - Extent to which you feel in control of life and emotions
  • Challenge - Extent to which people see challenges, variety, problems and changes as opportunities - or as threats
  • Commitment - extent to which someone makes promises and commits to deliver to those promises
  • Confidence - Extent of self-belief in their abilities and the confidence to deal with setbacks and oral challenge

The instrument includes comprehensive development, coaching, assessment and distance travelled reports for the individual. Heartstone provides flexible consulting services for MTQ48 according to your needs.

For more information on this service, please contact us.

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