Books and articles


Cary Cooper, Jill Flint-Taylor & Michael Pearn (2013) Building Resilience For Success – A Resource For Managers And Organizations, Palgrave Macmillan

Book chapters

The Routledge Companion to Wellbeing at Work
(Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting) 2017
Cary L. Cooper, Michael P. Leiter (Editors)

This is a comprehensive reference volume addressing every aspect of wellbeing at work, including the chapter on resilience, The resilient person and organization, written by Jill Flint-Taylor and Alex Davda.

The authors look at how individual resilience changes over the lifespan, and what this means for the design of effective resilience-building interventions in the organizational context.

They discuss some of the main findings relating to research into resilience at the level of teams, departments and other organizational groups.

They explain how resilience of teams and other groups is much more than the sum of the personal resilience of individual group members.

Managing for Resilience: A Practical Guide for Employee Wellbeing and Organizational Performance
Routledge; 1 edition (May 26, 2017)
Monique F. Crane (Editor)

A culture of resilience in the workplace offers the potential to support psychological wellbeing and improve the performance of both people and organizations.

This book provides managers with a guide to fostering psychological resilience within their teams.

It synthesises not only the latest cutting-edge research in the area, but also translates this into practical advice for a range of organizational settings.

Professor Jill Flint-Taylor and Professor Sir Cary L. Cooper - in the chapter Team resilience, shaping up for the challenges ahead - argue that team resilience is not simply the aggregated personal resilience of individual team members, but rather about a team culture.

Flourishing in Life, Work and Careers
Individual Wellbeing and Career Experiences
New Horizons in Management series (2015)
Ronald J. Burke, Kathryn M. Page and Cary Cooper (Editors)

Happiness in one aspect of our life can positively impact upon our satisfaction within other domains of our life. The opposite also rings true. Today's generation of working people have often been called the generation who want it all. But can we really have it all?

Chapter 4: Understanding and developing personal resilience, by Jill Flint-Taylor and Alex Davda

wellbeing_and_bey-thumbWell-Being and Beyond – Broadening the Public and Policy Discourse
New Horizons in Management series (2014)
Timo J. Hämäläinen and Juliet Michaelson (Editors)

Chapter by Jill Flint-Taylor and Cary L. Cooper – Well-being in organizations

Chapter covering the organizational perspective, in a book that aims to broaden the public and policy discourse on the importance of well-being by examining psychological, social, environmental, economic, organizational, institutional and political determinants of individual well-being.

Jill Flint-Taylor and Ivan T. Robertson (2013) Enhancing well-being in organizations through selection and development, in The Fulfilling Workplace Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper (Editors)

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well BeingIvan T. Robertson and Jill Flint-Taylor (2009) Leadership, Psychological Well-Being and Organizational Outcomes, in Cary L. Cooper and Susan Cartwright (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being, Oxford University Press

Jill Flint-Taylor, Joan Durose and Caroline Wigley (2011) Keeping Pressure Positive: Improving Well-Being and Performance in the NHS through Innovative Leadership Development. In Well-Being; Productivity and Happiness at Work, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan Robertson, I. and Cooper, C. (Editors),

Ivan T. Robertson and Jill Flint-Taylor (2010) Well-being in healthcare organisations: Key issues, British Journal of Healthcare Management

Academic journal papers

Leading under pressure: A contextualised development approach
Journal of Management Development – April 2024
- Green open access version

Valuing adaptive programming: A study of resilience processes and outcomes
Science Direct (Elsevier) – May 2023

Leader personality and employees’ experience of workplace stressors
Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance – September 2014
The purpose of this paper is to explore relationships between leader personality traits and specific workplace stressors experienced by work group members.

Stable personal attributes and a resilient approach to work and career
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology; Vol 40, No 1 – August 28, 2014
Literature review and exploratory study bringing together recent research on resilience, personal attributes and work outcomes.