The Resilient Leader – some background
Resilience is often described as a quality that enables people to bounce back from a set-back or change in circumstance. Some people are born survivors, but we can all learn how to become resilient and become resilient leaders.
True Resilient Leaders don’t just use their resilience in the face of change or crisis, they consistently review their habits and practices to enable them and their teams to be fully equipped in advance of changes that might challenge them.
A Resilient Leader is not risk adverse and is not afraid to accept new challenges but is able to use a change in fortune as an opportunity for growth. Being resilient isn’t about being ‘bullet proof’ but the ability to accept that at times a leader can be vulnerable and yet strong enough to live with ambiguity and uncertainty and lead her team through tough times and times of change.
How do we become resilient? What practices can be put in place to ensure that we can not only overcome difficulties but be brave enough to create difficulties for the long term benefit of ourselves, our teams and our organisations?