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Caroline Rook


Caroline is a Lecturer at Henley Business School. Her research relates to creating healthy and productive workplaces through exploring the links between leadership and well being in organisations. She investigates in particular how to manage executive stress, how to maintain authentic functioning at work and the role of coaching for creating resilience for positive leadership. She has been involved in research and practice related to the topics of leadership, well being, authenticity and coaching for some years at Lord Ashcroft International Business School (UK), INSEAD (France) and University of Exeter Business School, Centre for Leadership Studies (UK). Caroline has not only worked in different academic environments but also has experience in the field of human resources management and consulting from internships at Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH and Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited and from consultancy work conducted for Lord Ashcroft International Business School. Caroline holds a degree in Psychology (majors: Clinical Psychology, Organisational Psychology, Communication Psychology) from Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena (Germany) and obtained her PhD from the University of Exeter (UK).


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Leadership & Organisations

How Technology Threatens Mental Health – Especially if You’re Inauthentic

P. Korzynski, C. Rook, E. Florent Treacy, M. F. R. Kets de Vries

When the personality you show the world doesn’t match your true self, it can sap the energy you would otherwise need to deal with technostress.

Leadership & Organisations

How to Spot When an Employee Is Secretly Struggling

T. Hellwig, C. Rook

An “emotional triaging” technique can help managers identify early warning signs of COVID-19 burn-out and take appropriate actions.

Leadership & Organisations

Will You End Up as Digital Roadkill?

Caroline Rook & Manfred F. R. Kets-de-Vries

Most of us are so digitally connected that we have become utterly disconnected.

Leadership & Organisations

The Four Types of Dysfunctional Executives and How to Handle Them

M. F. R. Kets de Vries, C. Rook

Basic understanding and empathy can go a long way in helping toxic leaders recover their best selves.

Leadership & Organisations

How Is Our Pilot Feeling Today?: A Courageous Conversation That Could Make a Difference

There is an existing quick assessment of psychological risk factors for high performing individuals. We believe it may help prevent tragedies by detecting subtle signs and symptoms of stress among a group of people who are often reluctant to talk about their problems.

Leadership & Organisations

Shattering the Glass Labyrinth of Female Leadership

Leadership development programmes play an important role in forging an equal opportunity path through the complex business world to the C-Suite.
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