Six resilience factors for leadership success

We all have times where we need to show up as leaders in one way or the other, whether it's in our personal life or professionally. In this spotlight, we will be exploring resilience factors for leadership success and how you can build on your strengths for resilience.

Emma Bell is an employment law specialist, as well as a longstanding practitioner in the fields of leadership and coaching. In this video she introduces 6 separate resilience factors for leadership which you can use to assess your own strengths and areas for development.



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Think about each one of the 6 resilience factors:

  • Exercising conscious choice
  • Becoming aware of your thinking
  • Realistic optimism
  • Needs and boundaries
  • Understanding vs. Judgement
  • Reaching out

Can you think of a time when you have demonstrated one or many of these strengths really well - either in your personal or your professional life? What was it about the situation that helped you? How could you use this next time you are needing to stay resilient as a leader?

Also, think about any of these factors that you would usually struggle with. What practical steps do you think you can take in the short, medium and long term to address these issues? Try to think about things that might help you build these strengths. Maybe there is someone already in your network that might be able to support you?

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