Can you learn to be more resilient? Yes! In this Harvard Business Review article, author Rich Fernandez explores how the most resilient individuals and teams are the ones that fail, learn, and thrive, and reveals five tips for boosting your resilience.
What You’ll Learn
After completing the work on this page, you will be able to:
- Know that resilience can be cultivated by anyone
- Identify four factors that lead to resilience
- Differentiate good stress (eudaemonic stress) from bad stress (distress)
- Name five tips to develop your resilience
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After reading the article, reflect on the following questions. Jot down your thoughts. Consider sharing this article with a colleague or a work group for an insightful discussion.
- At work, how do you characterize your stress – – good or bad? At home? Elsewhere in your life? How can you move away from distress toward good stress?
- Rate yourself on the four factors that lead to resilience. Which of the four is highest for you? Which is lowest?
- For one week, try one of the five tips for improving resilience. Reflect on the results.
Here’s more to spark your thinking on this topic:
- Looking for a way to boost your resilience? Then check out the Forbes article “This Psychological Trick Will Help You Let Go of Anger and Resentment More Quickly.”
- Familiarize yourself with a few tactics to minimize the effects of rudeness in the workplace in the HBR article an “An Antidote to Incivility.”
- Check out several articles on the topics of resilience, burnout, stress, and endurance from HBR’s “Insight Center: Building Resilience.”
- Take the HBR Assessment: How Resilient Are You?