A licensed clinical psychologist, Leslie S. Pratch serves as the president and CEO of Pratch & Company, which utilizes the Active Coping Assessment System to prepare business leaders for assuming higher levels of responsibility within their organizations. Leslie S. Pratch is the author of LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER? Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance (Columbia Business School Publishing, 2014), in which she explores the four interconnected elements of the Active Coping stance. These are as follows:
1. Integrity. This element relates to a person’s core values and that individual’s ability to uphold those values through consistency of action.
2. Psychological autonomy. This is defined as one’s ability to resist giving in to external pressures, internal desires, or personal fears.
3. Integrative capacity. This refers to a person’s capacity to absorb information and use it to learn. Integrative capacity means developing tolerance, awareness and comprehension, both of oneself and the wider world.
4. Catalytic coping. The final element measures one’s ability to confront problems, generate solutions to them, and put those solutions into practice.