Dr Caroline Rook

Lecturer in Leadership

Dr Caroline Rook

Dr Caroline Rook

Senior Fellow of HEA
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus
c.rook@henley.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1491 418780

Biography

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).

Programme Delivery

Caroline teaches on the Henley MBA Programmes, MA Leadership and Professional Certificate in Coaching.

She is module convenor for:

Leadership & Change (FT MBA)

Coaching & Mentoring for Leaders (MA Leadership)

Leadership in the 21st Century (BA Business and Management)

Publications

Journal papers:

Rook, C., Smith, L., Johnstone, J., Rossato, C., Guiellemor Felipe, L. S., Arturo, D. S., and Roberts, J. (2018). Reconceptualising workplace resilience - a cross-disciplinary perspective. Annals of Psychology, 34(2), 332-339.

Dai, W., Gilani, P., Oyon, E., and Rook, C. (2012). Responding to complex global challenges: A simple matter of education? Business Leadership Review, 8 (4).

Book chapters:

Kets de Vries, M. F. R. and Rook, C. (in press). Coaching Challening Executives. In: J. Passmore, B. Underhill, and M. Goldsmith (Eds.), Mastering Exectutive Coaching. Abingdon: Routledge.

Florent-Treacy, E., Korotov, K., and Rook, C. (2017). Manfred Kets de Vries. In: D.B. Szabla, W. Pasmore, and B. Barnes (Eds.), Enduring Thoughts of the Thinkers of Organizational Change. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kets de Vries, M. F. R., Korotov, K., Florent-Treacy, E., and Rook, C. (2015). Introduction: A psychodynamic approach to leadership development. In: M. F. R.Kets de Vries, K. Korotov, E. Florent-Treacy, and C. Rook (Eds.), Coach and couch. The psychology of making better leaders (2nd ed.).Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Rook, C., Hellwig, T., and Florent-Treacy, E. (2015). Executive stress - Taboo or opportunity for change? In: M. F. R.Kets de Vries, K. Korotov, E. Florent-Treacy, and C. Rook (Eds.), Coach and couch. The psychology of making better leaders (2nd ed.).Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kets de Vries, M. F. R., Rook, C., and Engellau, E. (2015). Coaching across the gender divide – Creating women-friendly or people-friendly organisations? In: M. F. R.Kets de Vries, K. Korotov, E. Florent-Treacy, and C. Rook (Eds.), Coach and couch. The psychology of making better leaders (2nd ed.).Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Agrawal, A. and Rook, C. (2014). Global leaders in East and West – Do all global leaders lead in the same way? In J. Osland, L. Li, and L. Wang (Eds.), 8th volume of Emerald's Advances in Global Leadership series, pp. 155 – 179. Bingley: Emerald Books.

Monographs:

Kets de Vries, M. F. R., Korotov, K., Florent-Treacy, E., and Rook, C. (Eds.) (2015). Coach and couch. The psychology of making better leaders (2nd ed.).Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Rook, C. (2010). Der Einfluss von Medienberichtserstattung auf Bedrohungswahrnehmungen. Warum werden Terroranschläge als bedrohlicher wahrgenommen als Verkehrsunfälle?[The impact of media reports on threat perception. Why are terror attacks perceived as more threatening as deadly car accidents?] Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

Conference Papers:

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.