“Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help orchestrate the energy of those around you.” - Peter Drucker.
Resilience is one of the key attributes of successful managers and leaders. Especially important in times of constant change and rising expectations.
Help yourself before helping others
- Learn how to build your resilience, navigate obstacles and change, and thrive in your role
- Learn how to look after your own wellbeing
- Develop a resilient mindset and resilient team
- Role model this behaviour
Habits of resilient leaders
- Stay connected – find solid and supportive relationships, develop your network.
- Think about your purpose – what’s that one thing every day that will fuel your sense of achievement.
- Practice gratitude – every day, list three things you are grateful for.
- Notice your emotions – when you start feeling negative and cranky, check what’s behind it, acknowledge it, and see if anything can help you balance it up.
- Build healthy coping strategies.
- Build in more movement into your routine.
- Practice deep breathing several times a day.
- Set a bedtime routine as much as possible.
- Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It) (article)
- Managing emotions (20min video)
- Deal with a changeable landscape (4min) video
- Mindful Practice: Managing emotional triggers (4mi) video
- Mindful Practice: Leading with trust and influence (5min) video
- Building your resilience (9min read)