Resilience – A Key Concept for Personal & Organizational Change

Of all the topics in my change toolkit, resilience has the broadest appeal. During my time at Lowe’s, I taught resilience workshops extensively — the c-suite did it first and set the tone for the rest of the organization. Since then, many of my other clients have requested it as well.

In fact, during my upcoming keynote speech at the Fall 2017 Membership Meeting & Executive Director Leadership Institute for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, I’ll speak on resilience at their request. Everyone benefits from knowing and applying resilience principles, and I’m excited to share this with the executive directors of North Carolina’s domestic violence shelters.

But what is resilience? It’s the ability to absorb high levels of disruptive change while displaying minimal unproductive behavior. It’s a hot topic these days with new books from Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, and my own colleague Linda Hoopes.

Click here to learn a bit more about how resilience has benefited me. See how the concept of resilience helped me gain insight about myself, and how it can be applied to help individuals and organizations. How do you define resilience? How has resilience played a role in your life at home and at work?