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Hardiness and Resilience

5 Ways to Become a More Resilient Leader

August 19, 2020

Do you want to become more resilient and lead confidently through times of change?  Building resilience is essential to becoming a leader who can successfully navigate hardship and difficulty. Even better: studies have shown that leaders with high levels of resilience are viewed as being more effective than their peers, direct reports, and their managers....

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How to Use the Hardiness Resilience Gauge to Increase Your Leadership Abilities

August 11, 2020

Wondering how to become a resilient leader? Looking for ways to build your skillset and bounce back faster from times of stress, trauma, and disaster? In this article, we’ll discuss how to use the Hardiness Resilience Gauge (HRG) to increase your leadership abilities. Leaders who develop resilience, which is defined as the ability to withstand,...

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6 Ways Building Your Resilience Leads to Business Growth

July 07, 2020

Are you wondering how building your resilience can lead to growth, success, and increased happiness at work? Maybe you’re wondering about the link between professional development and workplace success? If so, you’re not alone. Given the latest economic recession, COVID-19, the upheaval of the modern office, and more, the ability to stay focused and successful...

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How to Lead By Modelling Resilience at Work

June 16, 2020

Businesses are only as resilient as the people who lead them. We have a responsibility to ourselves and to our work teams to model the kinds of behaviours we want to see, and to encourage the kind of communication that’s especially crucial right now to help employees feel supported and productive. Now, more than ever,...

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4 Real-Life Examples of Successful Change Management in Business

May 14, 2020

There’s no denying that we’re living in times of unprecedented change. As we discussed in a recent post, companies need to be using the latest change management techniques to build resiliency within their organizations and to keep team members on the same page.We’ve talked about how to implement these steps, but how can you ensure that the change management techniques are successful? Below are four real-world examples of change management in business that should shed some light on how resilient...

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The Advantage Series Pt 2: The Link Between Emotional Intelligence and Resilient Leadership

April 23, 2020

Change at work is normal, and in order to cope leaders need to be agile and resilient. Until recently, the focus in leadership has been mostly on agility and speed, but advancements in technology combined with globalization and socio-economic changes require a different kind of leadership.Today’s leaders must be resilient, emotionally intelligent people who can be adaptable and react appropriately to today’s rapidly-changing environments while staying connected and kind. In this second...

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Discover Your EI Advantage Pt 1: The 5 Emotional Intelligence Essentials to Drive Success

April 16, 2020

Emotional intelligence is a critical factor in professional success. The ability to tune into your emotions, as well as developing situational awareness, is a powerful tool for both personal and professional success.A leader who lacks emotional intelligence (EI) isn’t able to effectively gauge the needs of their staff and might react erratically to challenging situations. Leaders who emphasize developing their EI are also able to develop trusting, more productive relationships, inspire others...

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How to Survive (and Thrive!) During Times of Change

April 07, 2020

According to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, “the only constant in life is change.” While this seems paradoxical, we are now experiencing change, sometimes on an hourly basis. I thought this would be an ideal time to talk about the emotions that change can evoke, and to recognize that we all have different preferences for handling change, but that we can learn to adapt.Emotions of ChangeThe changes to your life over the last few weeks might have evoked strong emotions, including fear, sadness,...

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We Are Resilient

March 24, 2020

As I observe our global community come together during the COVID-19 outbreak, I am taking the opportunity to learn about resilience from those who are leading us through this crisis. Our senior political and health care professionals are setting strategy, deploying it and re-shaping it as reality shifts and new information becomes available. I’m thinking of our quiet leaders, those on the front-line who are stepping forward to care for our collective well-being. Quite frankly, if any of these...

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The 3 C’s of Resilient Leadership: Challenge, Control, and Commitment

February 18, 2020

Have you ever wondered why some people can flourish and handle stressful situations with ease, while the same situation can cause anxiety, mental, and physical issues in others?The difference between these two types of people is their hardiness and resilience. Research has shown a strong correlation between mental and physical well-being and a person’s ability (or inability) to manage their thoughts and beliefs during stressful periods in their lives.How do we measure hardiness and...

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