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The resilience factor in leadership: turning adversity into opportunities…and more

Traditional knowledge plus modern science saves lives, builds resilience

MYRNA DE LOS SANTOS, 49, can still vividly recall what happened in November 2013—when she thought she would lose everything she had, including her life. She is a resident of Coron in Palawan in the Philippines and is just one of the millions of people affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) when it barreled through the Philippines almost two years ago. The deadly typhoon claimed more than 6,000 lives and is said to be one of the strongest typhoons that made landfall…

 

The resilience factor in leadership: turning adversity into opportunities

...the key to building resilience is to actively create strategies on how to handle difficult situations ...Stacey Copas

…the key to building resilience is to actively create strategies on how to handle difficult situations …Stacey Copas

Good leaders are resilient. They bounce back from set-backs or adversity, and continue to move in the right direction when times get tough. In today’s modern workplace, the ability to cope with change and deal with challenges is an essential trait of a great leader. But remaining positive in the face of adversity can be tough. Fear of failure, reactive behaviour and fear of rejection are just some of the many hurdles which stop people from being resilient in tough times. According to Stacey Copas, keynote speaker and facilitator of Resilience for Results, the key to building…

 

Plan urges switch from rebuilding to disaster resilience, preparedness

The federal government should use unspent funds allocated to government agencies in the wake of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy to pay for a new national resiliency effort, according to a report issued Monday by the Washington-based BuildStrong Coalition. The report — “Ending the Cycle of Destruction: The U.S. Should Invest More Before Disasters Through a National Mitigation Strategy” — calls for:

  • Establishing a new resilient construction state and local building code grant program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help qualified states defray cost of enforcing building codes;
  • Increasing FEMA’s funding for pre-disaster mitigation activities by $100 million per year from fiscal years 2016 to 2020; and

 

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