Leadership and Resiliency – Day One

Written by Mathieu Yuill

January 27, 2020

This week we explore leadership resiliency and today we define it and look at a few key attributes behind leaders that have high levels of resiliency.

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Transcript

Good day and welcome to the leading with nice daily, My name is Mathieu Yuill and this week we’re looking at the resilient leader. And today I want to start off with just a definition of what leadership resilience looks like. And I’m going to turn to Joseph Folkman who is a behavioral statistician and he has done quite a bit of research on leadership resiliency. So his definition is this. A resilient leader is a person who sees failures as temporary setbacks. 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. So that certainly is helpful, but it’s a good baseline to consider what makes a resilient leader. So think about some of those key points.

They see failures as temporary setback that does not define them. They maintain a positive attitude and a sense of opportunity during turbulence. So they see times of trouble as a times that they can improve or learn or capitalize on something. And when they’re faced with ambiguity, they find a way to move forward. So they’re quick decision-makers. They see that the way forward is the only way, and that’s what they’re going to do. So today’s homework is to think about where in your life you are resilient and where you’re not resilient. And we’ll talk some more this week about it for more on this topic. Visit leadingwithnice.com or we want to help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results. Talk to you again tomorrow.

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