Resiliency Posts

6 Habits of Growth Minded Leaders

Since researcher Carol Dweck introduced us to the concept of the growth mindset, a lot has been said about its role in achieving success for individuals. The same holds true for organizations. Resilient organizations strive to create a culture that encourages growth and learning.  However, organizations are what they do and this is reflected in … Continue reading 6 Habits of Growth Minded Leaders

4 Things To Reflect On While You Are Being Patient

Patience is more than a virtue, it can also be a resiliency. It is not about getting stuck or being afraid to act. Patience is the deep breath between situation and response. It is about choosing to respond at the right time in the right way. Patience allows you to be deliberate (stop, think, respond) instead of … Continue reading 4 Things To Reflect On While You Are Being Patient

Bouncing Back: 5 Ways Resilient People Overcome Setbacks

Life and business are full of complications, disappointments and flops. Anyone who has ever tried anything has experienced an occasional stumbling block. Resilient people manage to persevere and bounce back from adversity. Here are five things that resilient people do after a setback that keeps them on track: Remain hopeful: This does not mean unrealistic … Continue reading Bouncing Back: 5 Ways Resilient People Overcome Setbacks

The Amygdala

Why does this small region of our brain have such an impact on our behavioral responses? Navigating our personal and professional lives with resiliency involves being able to respond constructively even in emotionally impacted situations. The Amygdala serves an important and necessary function, to keep us safe in threatening situations. Unfortunately, when we have experienced … Continue reading The Amygdala

The Resilient Strategic Plan

3 elements for success Both resilient people and resilient organizations are able to plan strategically for the future. However, most of us have experienced a plan that either is abandoned before it is complete, does not achieve the desired outcome or just fails to inspire anyone to do anything differently. These past failures can make … Continue reading The Resilient Strategic Plan

4 Books That Influenced How I Think About Resiliency

  One of the only things I like about winter is that I feel I have more time to read. This year I have been focusing my reading on the growing body of research that helps us understand how we develop, grow and succeed.  I especially like books that challenge the way I think about … Continue reading 4 Books That Influenced How I Think About Resiliency

Resilient Organizations

Can the way you are thinking be preventing your organization from thriving? Creating a resilient organization often requires a shift in organizational culture. This involves implementing operationalized values that are adhered to at every level and area of the organization. However, deep and lasting change requires more than just writing new policy and implementing new … Continue reading Resilient Organizations

4 Lists to Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Resilient people are good at follow through. However, according to a University of Scranton study, only 8% of us follow through on our New Year’s resolutions. Follow through, like any essential skill, can be cultivated. Whether your resolution is to get organized, get healthy, or find a new career; lasting change involves examining your interfering mindsets, identifying … Continue reading 4 Lists to Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

The Gift of Presence

As the holidays approach, we are all looking for that perfect gift for those on our list. Consider giving yourself by taking the time to really listen to someone. Of course, this is not always as easy as it sounds.  We might think we are good listeners but most of the time we are distracted … Continue reading The Gift of Presence

Resilience and the Reenactment Triangle

Can changing the way we think, keep us from being pulled into relationship drama? You might be familiar with the drama triangle (also known as the reenactment triangle) introduced by Dr. Stephen Karpman decades ago. The triangle identifies three roles we take in reenactment (victim, persecutor and rescuer) and is a useful tool for understanding … Continue reading Resilience and the Reenactment Triangle

Gratitude as a Resiliency

As thanksgiving approaches, we might take part in the annual tradition of counting our blessings. But did you know that research has shown a link between gratitude and well-being?  It is also a great coping skill for dealing with stress, anger, or depression. After all, it’s hard to be stressed and thankful at the same … Continue reading Gratitude as a Resiliency

Learning about the Brain

Learning the principles of brain science and neurodevelopment can inform how we cultivate resiliency. Here are four important things to remember about the brain. Patterned Response: The human brain is composed of over 80 billion neurons. This network of neurons relays messages from one part of the brain to the next. Each time our brain … Continue reading Learning about the Brain

Individuals, families, communities and even organizations are impacted by trauma and adversity. It effects the way we develop and how we respond to stressful situations. But this can be mitigated through resiliency.  Resiliency refers to the cognitive, emotional and relational skills needed to face challenges and achieve a growth outcome.  To support resiliency in children … Continue reading