Bouncing back: How to fail fast and grow your resilience at work

6 ways to become more resilient immediately

6 ways
“Humor is a huge resilience-building strategy,” – Anne Grady, founder of the resilience and performance consultancy Anne Grady Group, Image Credit: Photo by Florencia Potter/Unsplash]

Emotional “body blows” often come without warning. You’ve made a big mistake. You got fired. You got bad news from a medical test. Whatever the news is, you’re stunned and feeling disoriented or overwhelmed.

Even when you’re reeling, you often need to make key decisions or act. But finding the clarity and will to move forward in the face of adversity isn’t easy.

“Resilience is really fundamentally about the outcomes that we achieve in situations like that. It’s a process of keeping ourselves from spinning out toward dysfunction as opposed to spinning toward things that are going to help us move forward,” says Linda Hoopes, president of the consulting firm Resilience Alliance and coauthor of Managing Change with Personal Resilience.

There are some things you can do in the moment to help you “spin” in the right direction, she says. The goal is to give yourself a way to find the calm and clarity you need to make the best decisions in the situation…


Bouncing back: How to fail fast and grow your resilience at work

Work, as in life, is full of satisfying, challenging and rewarding moments. It can bring us support, friendship, understanding, learning and development. But we can also often feel out of our depth, or question our ability to take on challenges, or feel inadequate.

Resilience is essential for us to survive and thrive in the workplace, and in this hands-on masterclass with Dr Susan Kahn, you will learn the key skills for recognising failure, responding to it quickly, and building your capacity to bounce back – and these are skills that can be applied to the workplace and taken beyond the office.

In this class, Susan will take you through some big ideas and show you how to apply those ideas to the minutiae of your personal and professional lives. You will learn about why regret is connected with inaction rather than with something we’ve tried and failed at, as well as how to receive and deliver feedback, and – perhaps most importantly of all – you will come away with an indispensable suite of techniques that will help you look after yourself long after the class has ended…


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