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How to be a resilient leader

My client’s team is going through lots of changes.

So, she asked me to do a workshop on the topic of resilience.
I love this idea.

In a world where change is the only constant… learning to be resilient will allow you to be better equipped to cope with any stressors or challenges you face.

What exactly does it mean to be resilient?

It’s not just positive thinking.

Rather, it is the strength to continue on the path you know to be true, despite any obstacles and challenges you may encounter.

Resilience requires forward action.

The good news is that you can develop resilience.

So, here is a list of three things that you can do to start developing your resilience muscle:

  1. Practice overriding old patterns of thinking. Our thoughts and beliefs influence our resilience. We all have negative thoughts that hold us back. Start being conscious of those thoughts, acknowledge them and shift to thoughts that feel more encouraging.
  2. Develop your emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is how your emotions impact you and the people around you. If you can be more mindful of how your emotions impact you, then you can learn to live with less stress.
  3. Challenge your assumptions. It can be easy to assume the worst-case scenario when you are stressed. Rather, avoid telling yourself stories that are not true. Focus on the facts and choose a more productive and positive perspective.

So, when you face a lot of stress or change, what can you do to be more resilient?

Vanessa Judelman

Vanessa Judelman is an author, coach, and sought-after leadership expert. Over the past 20 years, she has created a proven formula to develop results-oriented leaders who feel empowered and confident in their job. Vanessa is the author of Mastering Leadership: What It Takes to Lead in Today’s Fast-Paced World. Order your copy here.

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