The best leaders have variations of resilience or the “capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” With this distinct quality, there are several ways that they demonstrate the ability to prevail. Let’s take a look at how leaders demonstrate resilience.
Through adversity and challenges which are inevitable, leaders tackle issues but accomplish a greater achievement. With each triumph over an obstacle, there is a lesson learned, an “aha moment’ or an inner wisdom achieved. Author Susan Steinbrecher addresses resilience in her book Heart-Centered Leadership cited in this recent Inc. Magazine article.
Leaders can achieve greater resilience powering through challenges and rising to the next level of leadership. This is when they stay focused on the goals and outcomes not on the issues itself or the treacherous path that they overcame. This a phenomenal dynamic about leaders who are resilient despite the adversity!
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