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5 Steps to Being More Resilient

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How often do you get stuck, dwell on an issue, and resist a new opportunity? Here are five suggestions to be more resilient by taking a holistic view, setting goals, and connecting with others to find creative approaches to stressful situations.

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5 Steps to Being More Resilient

  1. 1. 5 Steps to Being More Resilient Leadership Strategies with Hilary Potts
  2. 2. The Importance of Being Resilient
  3. 3. Being Resilient Allows Us To… • Be flexible and agile • Take a holistic view to find creative solutions in stressful situations • Move through obstacles with ease • Maintain our energy level • Consciously choose how we show up
  4. 4. What Gets in Our Way?
  5. 5. CHALLENGE #1 We dwell on problems
  6. 6. CHALLENGE #2 We can’t see a way forward
  7. 7. CHALLENGE #3 We resist the changes
  8. 8. 5 Steps to Being More Resilient
  9. 9. 1.Set Realistic Goals & Plans
  10. 10. Set Realistic Goals • Visualize the achievement of your goal. By creating a compelling goal that you can see will energize and motivate you to take action. • Develop specific, measurable goals that have meaning for yourself and others. • Create a plan, then, break up actions into smaller tasks. When actions are too large or vague, there is a tendency to put them off until later.
  11. 11. 2. Be Willing to Learn
  12. 12. Be Willing to Learn • Look at the situation with fresh eyes. Even if you know the business, keep your biases in check. • Watch that your language and actions can create a learning environment. • Gather as much information as you can from different perspectives.
  13. 13. 3. Practice Intentional Leadership
  14. 14. Practice Intentional Leadership • Take a holistic view of the situation. It’s easy to get enamored with one perspective. See all sides of the issue. • Know when to move fast and when to slow down and take the pause to make conscious well-thought-out decisions. • Act versus react. Lead with meaning and purpose with the purpose to help others perform at their best.
  15. 15. 4. Create Trusting Relationships
  16. 16. Create Trusting Relationships • People are a key asset in making things happen. Accelerate relationship development by focusing on others vs. your agenda. • Be open to discussions. Seek to understand and build rapport with a wide range of constituents. • Prepare for conversations. Anticipate reactions so you can resolve differences and find common ground.
  17. 17. 5. Create a Sense of Balance
  18. 18. Create a Sense of Balance • It’s not enough to be intellectually smart, be emotionally intelligent to manage the emotional, mental, and physical aspects of challenges. • Develop daily healthy habits to stay at peak performance. • Take time to reflect, think, and put your experiences in perspective.
  19. 19. For Additional Leadership Strategies www.HilaryPotts.com/Resources.html Download the Leader Change Toolkit Now…
  20. 20. Inside the Toolkit You’ll Find… www.HilaryPotts.com/Resources.html • Use the 5 Keys to Leading Change • Navigate the Changes Using a Leader Change Roadmap • Five Change Leader Behaviors You Need to Know to Lead Your Next Strategic Initiative
  21. 21. For more information contact: Hilary Potts The HAP Group www.hilarypotts.com info@hapgrp.com © The HAP Group, All Rights Reserved

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