What does it mean to be resilient?

Resilience isn’t about how fast you can return to stasis after a challenge.

It’s not about returning to level.

It’s not about getting back to the way it used to be.

This is what we get so wrong about the concept.

Resilience is about quickly transforming whatever good or bad challenge knocked you out of stasis into even more robust forward progress.

Resilience is about our ability to use change.

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership | Resilience

Published on April 9, 2020

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