Hardiness and Resilience

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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6 Ways to Model Resilient Leadership

February 12, 2020

Our lives and workplaces throw more at us than ever before. From adapting to changing technology, to managing an intergenerational workforce, leaders have a responsibility to demonstrate hardiness and resilience in their management style.What does a resilient leader look like?Resilient leaders recognize that one leadership style isn’t applicable to every situation, or for coaching and developing every employee’s skills.In some situations it makes more sense to lead, and in others it’s more...

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How to LEAD With Resilience (With Examples!)

January 08, 2020

Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from failure, setbacks, and crises.Hardiness and resilience is a hallmark of successful leaders, as it allows us to come back from hardship and disappointment more determined and driven than before.Additionally, individuals who exhibit high levels of hardiness and resilience are more likely to adopt leadership styles that motivate, inspire, and support those around them.Many people don’t know that we can build on and develop qualities to develop both...

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Why The Top Leadership Skill in 2020 is Resilience

January 02, 2020

Even for the most seasoned leader, 2020 is a year that is sure to come with challenges. From managing year-end stress, to dealing with employee conflict, how leaders react to the challenges they face is one of the biggest indicators of future success.It’s not enough to simply survive - leaders need to thrive in order to achieve their potential, and that requires an understanding of emotions, how you react to change, and developing your resilience.Why is resilience so essential in today’s...

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12 Days of Emotional Intelligence

December 17, 2019

The holidays are right around the corner, and there’s no better gift to give yourself than increased emotional intelligence. After all, learning to manage our emotions doesn’t just help us control our reactions in the moment; it helps us become hardier, and more resilient in the face of challenging situations.This holiday season, we suggest giving yourself one of the most useful gifts of all: investment in your professional abilities.Start with the following 12 days of emotional intelligence:Day...

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