Disaster relief and the psychology of ‘once in a lifetime’ events

Disaster relief and the psychology of ‘once in a lifetime’ events

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, my fourth-grade class raised money for the Red Cross by selling rubber wristbands. We lined up in the cafeteria to buy them, coming together as a school to support the victims of a “once in a lifetime” event.

“Climate change is here, but our attention and resources are repeatedly allocated to only one chapter of a climate event: crisis response.”

Jacqueline Goodman, Earth Institute at Columbia University

Then in 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit New York City. I examined pictures of flooded apartments and damaged stores. The familiarity of it—an atypical storm scourging an entire coastline—felt ominous. Rather than a discrete, uncharacteristic experience, Hurricane Sandy hung in the air like a harbinger. For most of my life, New York City was firmly and reliably out of the direct path of most hurricanes…READ ON

12 Ways For Junior Professionals To Build Career Resilience

Cities, companies, C-level executives and senior leaders are often focused on building resilience into their operations. What junior professionals and individual contributors may not realize is that they too can build a level of personal resilience into their careers. Knowing how to adjust to unforeseen obstacles and stay steady and calm through periods of uncertainty is key to a sustainable and satisfying work life.

“A way to become more resilient is to define it for yourself.” 

One of the best ways to learn how to build career resilience is by listening to the insights and experiences of seasoned experts. Below, 12 members of Forbes Coaches Council share their best tips for professionals who want to ensure they can navigate the ups and downs of their careers while remaining personally stable, strong and capable of evolving through any changes that come their way…READ ON

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