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Dr Caroline Rook

Lecturer in Leadership

Senior Fellow, UK HEA
Academic Member, CIPD

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Specialisms

  • Healthy Workplaces, 
  • Mental Heath at Work, 
  • Executive Coaching, 
  • Resilience, 
  • Leadership Development

Location

Engine House building room 519, Greenlands campus

Dr Caroline Rook is a Lecturer in Leadership at Henley Business School.

Caroline's 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 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).

Caroline teaches on the Henley Business School MBA Programmes, MA Leadership and Professional Certificate in Coaching. She is module convener for Finding your Leadership DNA (MSc Management for Future Leaders), Coaching and Mentoring for Leaders (MA Leadership), Dissertation module (MA Leadership) and Leadership in the 21st Century (BA Business and Management).

Reference: Kets de Vries, M. F. R. and Rook, C. (2021) Executive group coaching: interventions not for the faint of heart. Organisational and Social Dynamics, 21 (1). pp. 134-151. ISSN 2044-3765 doi: https://doi.org/10.33212/osd.v21n1.2021.134
Reference: Vriend, T., Rook, C. , Garretsen, H., Stoker, J. and Kets de Vries, M. (2021) Relating Cultural Distance to Self-Other Agreement of Leader-Observer Dyads: The Role of Hierarchical Position. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078 (In Press)
Reference: Surma, M. J., Nunes, R. J. , Rook, C. and Loder, A. (2021) Assessing employee engagement in a post-COVID-19 work-place ecosystem. Sustainability, 13 (20). 11443. ISSN 2071-1050 doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/su132011443
Reference: Gilani, P., Rook, C. , Razeghi, Y. and Carr, M. (2021) Swimming against the current: negotiating leadership challenges for women in Iran. Leadership. ISSN 1742-7150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/17427150211047102
Reference: Korzynski, P., Rook, C. , Florent-Treacy, E. and Kets de Vries, M. (2020) The impact of self-esteem, conscientiousness and pseudo-personality on technostress. Internet Research. ISSN 1066-2243 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/INTR-03-2020-0141
Reference: Senarclens de Grancy, M. and Rook, C. (2020) Working with the symptom — a new perspective on dealing with low well-being in organisations. Organisational & Social Dynamics, 20 (1). pp. 101-105. ISSN 2044-3765
Reference: Rook, C. , Adarves-Yorno, I. and O'Brien, A. (2020) What are key components of workplace well-being? - examining real life experiences in different work contexts. In: Dhiman, S. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Wellbeing. Palgrave, pp. 1-26. ISBN 9783030300265 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02470-3_68-1
Reference: Rook, C. , Hellwig, T., Florent-Treacy, E. and Kets de Vries, M. (2019) Workplace stress in senior executives: coaching the “uncoachable". International Coaching Psychology Review, 14 (2). pp. 7-23. ISSN 2396-8753
Reference: Florent-Treacy, E., Korotov, K. and Rook, C. (2017) Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries: playing the morosoph. In: Szabla, D. B., Pasmore, W., Barnes, M. and Gipson, A. N. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319528779
Reference: Kets de Vries, M. and Rook, C. (2018) Coaching challenging executives. In: Passmore, J. , Underhill, B. and Goldsmith, M. (eds.) Mastering Executive Coaching. Routledge. ISBN 9780815372912
Reference: Rook, C. , Smith, L., Johnstone, J., Rossato, C., Guillermo Felipe, L. S., Arturo, D. S. and Roberts, J. (2018) Reconceptualising workplace resilience - a cross-disciplinary perspective. Annals of Psychology, 34 (2). pp. 332-339. ISSN 1695-2294 doi: https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.34.2.299371
Reference: Agrawal, A. and Rook, C. (2014) Global Leaders in East and West: do all global leaders lead in the same way? In: Osland, J. S., Li, M. and Wang, Y. (eds.) Advances in Global Leadership. Advances in Global Leadership, 8. Emerald, pp. 155-179. ISBN 9781783504794
Reference: Rook, C. , Hellwig, T. and Florent-Treacy, E. (2016) Executive stress - Taboo or opportunity for change? In: Korotov, K., Florent-Treacy, E. and Kets de Vries, M. F.R. (eds.) Coach and Couch. The Psychology of Making Better Leaders. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230506381
Reference: Kets de Vries, M. F. R., Rook, C. and Engellau, E. (2016) Coaching across the gender divide – creating women-friendly or people-friendly organisations? In: Korotov, K., Florent-Treacy, E. and Kets de Vries, M. F.R. (eds.) Coach and Couch. The Psychology of Making Better Leaders. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230506381
Reference: Rook, C. (2016) Introduction: A psychodynamic approach to leadership development. In: Korotov, K., Florent-Treacy, E. and Kets de Vries, M. F. R. (eds.) Coach and Couch. The Psychology of Making Better Leaders. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230506381
Reference: Rook, C. , Hellwig, T., Florent-Treacy, E. and Kets de Vries, M. F. R. (2016) Leveraging findings from neuroscience and psychodynamic theory to tackle senior executive stress. In: Thriving in Turbulent Times. British Academy of Management. (Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference 2016)
Reference: Rook, C. , Vriend, T., Garretsen, H., Stoker, J. and Kets de Vries, M. F. R. (2016) Are there differences in how leaders lead across the globe? A dynamic approach to cross-cultural influences on the leadership process. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, University of Liverpool.
Reference: Kets de Vries, M. F. R., Korotov, K., Florent-Treacy, E. and Rook, C. (2016) Coach and couch: the psychology of making better leaders. In: Coach and couch: the psychology of making better leaders. 2nd edition. INSEAD Business Press. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 9781137561596

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Leadership study/dissertation

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Rook, C. and Hellwig, T. (2015). Stress – Taboo or opportunity for change? Using psychodynamic insights to evaluate executive stress. Proceedings of 32ndAnnual Meeting of International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.

Leroy, H. and Rook, C. (2014). On being true to a multi-facetted self: Using identity theory to resolve tensions of authenticity. Proceedings of 74th Annual Academy of Management Meeting.

Rook, C. (2013). What are components of the workplace well-being experience? Using descriptions of people who work to build a comprehensive definition of well-being in the workplace. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference Exploring the Multi-dimensions of Well-being.

Rook, C. (2013). Preparing leaders for sustainable performance in an age of austerity – Should executive stress and work-life balance be considered in leadership development? Proceedings of 5th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference.

Rook, C. (2013). Do women see themselves as great leaders for the ‘organisation of the future’? Proceedings of 27th Annual British Academy of Management Conference.