5 Master Skills Supporting Resilient Leadership in Turbulent Times

How to enhance disaster resiliency to prepare for mega disasters

Fires raged up and down the east coast of Australia from September 2019 until March 2020. It’s still fresh for the communities affected, with Black Summer recognised as the nation’s deadliest bushfire on record for both fatalities and the devastating loss of biodiversity.

Flood is known to be the costliest natural disaster in Australia and the world. The Insurance Council of Australia recently revealed that the flooding in New South Wales and Queensland this year is the costliest flood to ever strike the country, with an estimated $3.35 billion in insured losses. Considering many people are underinsured, the actual cost may be even higher.

Flooding in south-east Queensland between December 2010 and January 2011 may not have broken any records for rainfall but was notable for the widespread extent of the flooding and damage.

However, records are being smashed with the catastrophic flooding in south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales this year. Floodwaters peaked at around 14.4 metres in Lismore. That’s two metres higher than the previous record. With more rain predicted, we’re still in the thick of the disaster zone.

Australia is prone to extreme weather events and natural disasters. This has always been true. However, the scope and scale of natural disasters are on the rise. We are facing more mega-disasters than ever before, and we are unprepared for the next one…READ ON

5 Master Skills Supporting Resilient Leadership in Turbulent Times

Elite athletes and their coaches understand the importance of offsetting intensity with recovery. In the workplace, we’re beginning to realize that performance with care for self and others is not fluffy wellness ideology — it’s a critical driver of productivity and engagement. Without clearly defined rhythms, bad habits — like multitasking, mindless busyness and hypervigilance — become the default. Then, instead of a foundational nervous state of calm, employees habituate to a baseline of fight, flight or freeze…READ ON

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