Resilience: the art of bouncing back from adversity

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Managing the well-being of your staff when you can’t see them can be tricky – how do you spot the signs of stress or anxiety, for example?

Francoise Woolley, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at Acas

Resilience: the art of bouncing back from adversity

Resilience in essence is the ability to bounce back from adversity, trauma or stress. It presupposes an adaptation to crisis, an emotional agility or flexibility and toughness that allows us to come through adversity.

I would argue that one can actually bounce forward from adversity if we approach these difficult times with the necessary competencies. Resilience can be learned. How can you nurture and develop your resilience…

To Be Resilient Is to Thrive

Just for a moment, try to remember how happy you felt when you landed your first job, closed your first big deal, or received your first promotion. What made those moments so memorable? You may be wondering what happiness has to do with resilience. It’s indeed a vital component. In fact, resilience is like a pyramid; health, happiness, and personal growth are its foundational cornerstones.

Everyone wants more health and happiness in their lives. To get there, we need to continually grow through positive and negative experiences. The problem is that without a clear strategy for building resilience—which includes techniques for developing physical, mental, and personal resilience—maintaining your long-term health and happiness can be elusive.

Successful companies know that all business metrics improve with healthy, happy employees, and every talent development leader aspires for employees to grow as self-motivated, lifelong learners. But how can we become more resilient…

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