A resilient leader is a person who considers failure as a temporary setback and can recover fast. A resilient leader is optimistic and always keeps seeking opportunities even in tough times. When in doubt a resilient leader works towards finding ways to move forward and avoid hindrances. Being resilient is an important trait that a leader or even an individual should possess.
Leaders need to work on building resilience. This Transformation Tuesday let us look at 4 ways to increase resilience:
Look at Different Perspectives
One of the most important traits that a leader should possess is looking at a difficult situation from a new or different perspective and making most of what is available in the situation. For example, if a most valued employee resigns, leader should not focus on the resignation and the loss of the good resource but should look at this as an opportunity to hire a new talent. Leader should assess the benefits of the situation. Leaders should rethink and look at alternative perspectives to both the situation and leader’s rection to the situation.
Sleep is very important because it allows your brain take and process inputs. Leaders usually compromise on sleep to get more work done. Sleep is a default biological source of resilience that many leaders do not utilize. Good sleep can help improve creativity and attention of the leaders, which are very important traits of good leadership.
Try other substitutes
If leaders do not get good sleep, they should try other ways like a short nap, meditation, a walk, a invigorating break maybe. These ways help you take your attention away from the specific problem situation at hand and give you a chance to think beyond stressful thoughts. Such tricks will help a leader to lead better
Power of Positivity
Being positive helps to recover from failures or setbacks. Research has proved that when individuals are in positive state of mind, they think more clearly and openly than when they are in negative state of mind. Leaders should look for good in all the situations. Show gratitude to your teams. Positive thinking and emotions can build sources of resilience that you can store in reserve when in stress at work. Resilience is not just needed in professional life. It is equally important on the personal front as well. Resilience gives the leader as well as an individual the power and strength to bounce back and be best at whatever he/she is doing. Let us work on building resilience to bounce back from problems and obstructions.
Written & Compiled by Faber Mayuri