Resilience is important for a number of reasons; it enables us to develop mechanisms for protection against experiences which could be overwhelming, it helps us to maintain balance in our lives during difficult or stressful periods of time, and can also protect us from the development of some mental health difficulties.
Resilient people are aware of situations, their own emotional reactions and the of those around them. In order to manage feelings, it is essential to understand what is causing them and why. By remaining aware, resilient people can maintain control of a situation and think of new ways to tackle problems.
A resilient leader is a leader who sees failures as a temporary setback that they can recover from quickly. They maintain a positive attitude and a strong sense of opportunity during periods of turbulence
When faced with ambiguity, a resilient leader finds ways to move forward and avoids getting stuck. Many studies have indicated the importance of resilience as both a followership and leadership trait
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