Dr Caroline Rook

Lecturer in Leadership

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Dr Caroline Rook

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

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Publications

Journal Papers:

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

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

Agrawal, A. & Rook, C. (2014). Global leaders in East and West – Do all global leaders lead in the same way? In J. Osland, L. Li, & 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., & 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., Vriend, T., Garretsen, H., Stoker, J., & Kets de Vries, M. (2016). Translating leadership practices across cultures - A dynamic approach to cross-cultural influences on the leadership process. Proceedings of 30th Annual British Academy of Management Conference.

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

Leroy, H. & 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.

Blogs:

Hellwig, T., Rook, C., Florent-Treacy, E., & Kets de Vries, M. F. R. (2015, April 13). How Is Our Pilot Feeling Today?: A Courageous Conversation That Could Make a Difference, INSEAD Knowledge Blog. Retrieved from http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/how-is-our-pilot-feeling-today-a-courageous-conversation-that-could-make-a-difference-3948#EoLQYzyyHFZjqGjR.99

Rook, C. (2015, April 1). Shattering the Glass Labyrinth of Female Leadership, INSEAD Knowledge Blog. Retrieved from http://knowledge.insead.edu/users/carolinerook#QIvfYvbFU3Ciqrbt.99

Professional Magazines:

Rook, C. (2015). Coaches are key to curing stress. In: The big HR ideas, pp. 40 – 44, People Management, January 2015, London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Academic Presentations:

Translating leadership practices across cultures - A dynamic approach to cross-cultural influences on the leadership process. Conference paper at 30th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, Newcastle, UK (6th – 8th September 2016). Rook, C., Vriend, T., Garretsen, H., Stoker, J., & Kets de Vries, M.

Stress – Taboo or opportunity for change? Using psychodynamic insights to evaluate executive stress. Conference paper at 32nd International Society for Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy (8th – 14th June 2015). Rook, C. & Hellwig, T.

On being true to a multi-facetted self: Using identity theory to resolve tensions of authenticity. Conference paper at Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, USA (5th August 2014). Leroy, H. & Rook, C.

Breaking the taboo of executive stress. Evaluating executives’ stress in coaching conversations. Workshop held at 5th European School of Management and Technology/KDVI Coaching Colloquium, Berlin, Germany (12th – 14th December 2013). Rook, C., Florent-Treacy, E., Hellwig, T.

Do women see themselves as great leaders for the ‘organisation of the future’? Developmental paper workshop at 27th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (11th September 2013)

How is well-being successfully enhanced in organisations? Conference Workshop at 27th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (10th September 2013)

Enhancing Well-being in Organizations. Professional development workshop at Academy of Management Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA (9th August 2013)

Global leaders in East and West – Do all global leaders lead in the same way? Workshop at Advances in Global Leadership Symposium, University of South Florida, Orlando, USA (8th August 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. Presentation at 2nd International Conference Exploring the Multi-dimensions of Well-being, City University Birmingham, United Kingdom (24th July 2013)

Preparing leaders for sustainable performance in an age of austerity – Should executive stress and work-life balance be considered in leadership development? Presentation at 5th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, University of Limerick, Ireland (4th July 2013)

Achieving well-being at work – Learning from an unsuccessful workplace well-being intervention. Poster Presentation at 4th European School of Management and Technology/KDVI Coaching Colloquium, Berlin, Germany (30th November – 1st December 2012)

Implications of well-being research for leadership. Poster Presentation atCentre for Leadership Studies Professional Network Conference, December 2011.

Achieving well-being at work - Implications for leadership research. Poster Presentation atILA Emerging Scholars Research Consortium, October 2011.

Developing change agents for sustainability - The power of eco-identities. Poster Presentation at 13th Annual ILA Global Leadership Conference, October 2011. Rook, C., Adarves-Yorno, I., & O’Brien, A.

Achieving lasting well-being and performance at work - The role of authenticity and social identity. Presentation at Well-being 2011, July 2011. Rook, C., Adarves-Yorno, I., & O’Brien, A.