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Building Leadership Resilience

| Aspects of Leadership Applicable to This Course

Resilience, the ability to bounce back stronger from difficulty and failure, is no longer just a psychological research topic; it is an essential characteristic of leaders facing the stress, uncertainty, and change impacting organizations of every size. The good news is that resilience is teachable.

In this course, participants begin by exploring experiences where they have already been resilient so they can recognize their mental strength and health as well as their brain health today. The core of the day focuses on the five skills every leader needs to be resilient. The course concludes with self-care planning so the day’s learning become natural habits.

This course will improve a participant’s capacity to:

  • Measure their moment to moment stress level
  • Assess their present brain health
  • Build cognitive endurance
  • Transform stress reactions into valuable feedback
  • Build memory files that promote mental strength, courage, and overall wellness
  • Value failure in reaching personal and organizational goals

Leaders leave the program aware of the skills they have learned intuitively to manage stress and challenge, methods to measure the application of their new skills, and a weekly plan for themselves and their teams to build resilience into daily life. The course is based on the research and techniques in the best-selling book Hijacked by Your Brain, designed for today’s business climate and organizations. Participant exercises can focus on your individual, team, or industry stressors in addition to the modern challenges experienced in every culture.

The target audience for this course consists of leaders at all levels. The value of this course to the participants and to the organization as a whole are:

  • Increased personal health of leaders, which promotes retention and performance
  • Improved focus and calm during times of conflict and crisis resulting in better decision making
  • Higher levels of team engagement due to increased behavioral consistency and follow-through
  • Enhanced coaching and mentoring of direct reports

Please contact us to arrange for this course to be trained at your organization.

What have prior participants said about this course?

  • “It was better than a year of therapy.” — Mayor of a Massachusetts town
  • “I took our number four boat and won against the other college’s best.” — Harvard rowing coach
  • “What used to give me panic attacks no longer scares me.” — Leading financial services firm executive