We found this article by Harvey Deutschendorf (internationally published author of THE OTHER KIND OF SMART) on FAST COMPANY website. It is worth sharing and taking into account when any resilience strategy is being formulated because ultimately in most cases it boils down to individuals.
Success is seldom a straight road; it almost always involves many detours and dead ends. It takes tenacity and determination to keep going, but those that do will eventually reach their destination. Most of us have heard before that Thomas Edison failed more than 1,000 times but continued on despite being ridiculed by the media and those around him. And plenty more people refuse to quit long after most would have given up. What is it about these people that makes them different? There are a number of attributes that consistently stand out amongst those who tenaciously follow their own path in life. Here are seven things highly resilient things have in common:..READ ON
This article by Andrea Ovans, the senior editor at Harvard Business Review is a must read. Ms Ovans draws on a range of recent research which makes the slam dunk case for making resilience critical part of any business.
A small but intriguing new survey by a pair of British consultants confirms the importance of resilience to business success. Resilience was defined by most as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity. But when Sarah Bond and Gillian Shapiro asked 835 employees from public, private, and nonprofit firms in Britain what was happening in their own lives that required them to draw on those reserves, they didn’t point to tragedies like the London Tube bombings, appalling business mistakes, the need to keep up with the inexorably accelerating pace of change, or the challenges of the still-difficult economy — they pointed to their co-workers…READ ON