Positivity: is this reducing your resilience?

Surely the intent to become more resilient is based in learning, growth and advancement.  For most of us anyway.  We want to become more resilient because we want to be better at something or to deal with something more effectively.  Positivity, therefore, is crucial...

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Control: Resilient Leadership

Major debate is taking place in the sport I played and coached in for over 30 years, with my children now heavily involved in juvenile teams.  This debate centres around whether juvenile players under 12 years of age should be exposed to competition.  Many advocates...

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Purpose: the Resilient Leader

“Finding your purpose” at work is one of those statements that may appear both overused and a bit of a cliché.  However, it is much more than a cliché.  It is essential for becoming more resilient.   Research widely indicates a strong link between purpose and...

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Patience: Resilient Leadership

Patience is absolutely fundamental to becoming a resilient leader, don’t you think?   Think about it.  So far in this Resilient Leadership series, we have looked at mental toughness, focus and gaining perspective.  Which of these skills can you master without...

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Gaining Perspective: The Resilient Leader

The ability to gain perspective in difficult situations is one of the key skills to develop when building your resilience levels.  It provides a strong foundation that enables all other aspects of resilience to work.   For example, how often in your leadership...

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Developing Focus: The Resilient Leader

Look around you where you work and pick out the people you either identify as strong/resilient leaders or high performers.  Now reflect on how they approach work and consider how often you might describe them as ‘focused’.  Focus is widely acknowledged as a key...

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Mental Toughness: The Resilient Leader

We cannot hold a serious discussion about becoming a resilient leader without considering how to build mental toughness.  In fact, mental toughness is the key to becoming more resilient, whether that is as a leader or personally.  Fortunately, it is something that can...

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Becoming a Resilient Leader

There is a lot of focus now on becoming a resilient leader at a time when leaders are facing challenges that most of us didn’t know existed just a few short years ago.  Large sections of our workforces have experienced a significant mindset change, for example, as a...

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The Resilient Leader: foundation of a resilient team

The Resilient Leader: Underpinning the Resilient Team   We talk a lot about building resilient teams and the benefits this brings to our businesses both in terms of productivity and also in health and wellbeing.  We don’t always acknowledge the role played by the...

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