Q&A: Harnessing Mental Toughness in Your Employees


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Mental toughness can be described as a psychological edge for overcoming challenging situations—and not all candidates possess this quality. Learning how to identify and leverage mental toughness can provide you with a real advantage.

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In this interview, I ask Tom Schoenfelder, Ph.D., Principal Scientist and Head of Academic Research and Partnerships at Caliper more about this interesting topic.

HR Daily Advisor: What is mental toughness? Is it something that is only present in athletes?

Schoenfelder: Mental toughness is having the natural or developed psychological edge that enables one to cope effectively with challenging situations. In sports, this…


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