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Resilience

The Best Books About Building Resilience

July 13, 2021

If there’s anything the past year and a half has shown us, it’s that learning to cope with stress, setbacks, and challenges in life is essential to maintaining our health and well-being.  The key to these qualities is resilience.  Resilience is defined as the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and hardship. Resilience is a...

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Beating Impostor Syndrome: Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month

May 13, 2021

The post-pandemic era will require leaders to be a lot of things, and women are ready to lead with a collaborative and democratic style. When I deliver our Leadership for Women program, I get so excited by the opportunity to watch, listen and learn from amazing women figuring out what they want to be known...

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Why is Resilience Important for Success?

March 16, 2021

When we think about the skills and training needed to be successful, we tend to think of degree and diploma programs in school, but there’s more to success than that. These days, the traits and characteristics that set successful people apart are “soft skills” like emotional intelligence, communication, the ability to work as part of...

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Four Research-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience

March 09, 2021

No matter who we are, there are times when life sends unexpected struggles our way. But learning healthy ways to cope with adversity — aka, building resilience — can help us manage our feelings in the moment, recover from setbacks more quickly, and build healthy habits to overcome future challenges. What is Resilience? Resilience is...

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Being a Resilient Woman in Business: Reflections for International Women’s Day 2021

March 04, 2021

International Women’s Day often brings a time of reflection for me. As a mother of two daughters, I think about the progress that has been made and the work yet to be done.  I hope in some small way that I am doing my part to help inspire my children and other women to go...

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4 Steps to Finding Resilience From Within

January 19, 2021

Resilience (or resiliency) is our ability to “bounce back” and adapt when situations don’t go as planned.  Resilient people don’t let failures or setbacks get them down; they acknowledge the situation, find opportunities for learning and growth, and move forward with a positive outlook. The Three Elements of Resilience There are three elements that are...

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How to Build Resilience in a Crisis: Strategies for Optimism in 2021

January 12, 2021

Your outlook on life impacts your happiness, success, and sense of overall well-being, yet many people never give it much thought.  The year 2020, however, put our perspectives into sharp focus. Volatile industries, shifting job markets, and disruptions to work and day-to-day life have made many of us look in the mirror and ask ourselves:...

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5 Ways Resilience Training Improves Your Mental Health

November 19, 2020

Resilience is a key building block that allows you to bounce back from adversity and navigate times of change without being controlled by fear or anxiety. Resilient people overcome challenges with a sense of renewed purpose and strength, and feel empowered to use their emotional resources to help others work through troubled times, as well....

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Leadership Resilience Strategies to Manage Employee Wellbeing

November 12, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence all of our lives, leaders need to be continually finding new ways to help their teams manage the crisis. As leaders, we have a responsibility to improve the wellbeing of our workforce as we continue to navigate these challenging times.  Supporting employee wellbeing requires an approach that addresses...

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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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