The Resilient Leader
This conference explored challenges presented to businesses which have successfully attained growth. Difficulties such as complexity, risk and the downside of size. How can budding organisations deal with these difficulties? The impact of a plunge in revenue hits harder, the loss of a key person leaves a deeper dent, a crisis in a key market knocks a cornerstone down. The Resilient Leader pushes back and manages to thrive in these situations.
What makes a Resilient Leader?
Resilient leaders act. Whatever the odds stacked against them, resilient leaders manage to dig deep, adapt, regroup, and keep going.
They are strong and fragile, harsh and sensitive, courageous and terrified, deadly serious and able to poke fun at themselves – all at the same time. What makes them different is their belief in keeping it together. They bounce back and see that, yes, the dots have connected. And most importantly, they learn from every experience.
Resilience is not about skills or management – it is about the ability to stay the course, see things through, and turn things around. Resilient leaders shoulder responsibility and make gut-wrenching decisions for the greater good.