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Five Top Tips - Building Resilience

Jul 06, 2016

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Welcome to our new weekly, ‘Five Tops Tips’ series, where we provide five tips to help you to be a more effective leader.

To kick off the series, we focus on improving resilience.

Our recent blog post focused on how organisations can ensure their leaders and managers are equipped to deal with the uncertainty that lies ahead following the recent Referendum result. One of the areas we discussed was the importance of resilience.

Resilience at work can be described as: the capability to sustain the delivery of results and positive wellbeing. Resilient individuals are able to sustain successful performance and positive wellbeing in the face of adverse conditions, and to recover from or adjust to misfortune or change.

Five ways to improve your personal resilience include:

  1. Have a clear sense of purpose – having a clear goal provides focus and helps you to be more persistent in overcoming barriers.
  2. Be flexible and open to change – sometimes situations beyond our control arise and it’s important to be able to adapt to these.
  3. Build good relationships with others – it’s important to seek support when required. Having good relationships with those around you will ensure you have a strong support network in place, should you need it.
  4. Have confidence in your abilities – having feelings of competence and effectiveness is vital to ensuring you are able to effectively deal with stressful and pressurised situations.
  5. Have a positive outlook – having a ‘glass half full’ attitude will help you to see the positives and be more solution-focused during challenging times.

We hope you find these tips useful. Please feel free to share your own tips and techniques for improving resilience through Twitter using #awberyfivetoptips

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Taylor-Smith Jemma

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