Resilience is the psychological and physical capacity to bounce back from life’s stressors
repeatedly. Resilient leader/managers can recover quickly from setbacks, adversity, and stress and they foster this capacity in associates. Resilient leader/managers learn and grow from those situations, incorporating changes into positive outcomes for goal accomplishment.
Resilience is essential when pursuing goals. Regardless of the working conditions, a strong
personal attitude helps prevail over adverse external conditions. Recovering quickly from setbacks, shock, injuries, adversity, and stress while maintaining a mission and organizational focus is a desirable leadership trait.
Leader/managers are expected to motivate others as well as themselves. People expect
leader/managers to be self-motivated. Self-motivation is not easy. It takes effort. Leader/managers must find ways to motivate themselves as needed. Some suggestions include:
Read a book on motivation or leadership.
Keep a personal journal.
Talk to a friend or mentor.
Work out, run or swim.
Take a class.
Use positive mental attitude
Empathy is the ability to experience something from another person’s point of view and to identify with another person’s feelings and emotions. Leader/managers show empathy when they genuinely relate to another person’s situation, motives, and feelings. Empathy
does not necessarily mean sympathy for another, but identification that leads to
a deeper understanding. Empathy allows the leader to anticipate what others are
experiencing and to try to envision how decisions or actions affect them.
Empathy enables the leader/manager to better interact with