The Resilient Leader

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Linda Bidlack of Linda K. Bidlack Coachin & Consulting, presented at Expo 2012. Her interactive session taught the important leadership skills and identified levels of resilience in leaders.

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The Resilient Leader

  1. 1. The Resilient LeaderLinda K. Bidlack, MA, ACC, CLPC All rights reserved, Linda K. Bidlack Coaching & Consulting, 2012 (301)874-4608; www.lindakbidlack.com
  2. 2. The Resilient Leader Types of adversity Definition of resilience The leader’s role The problem in your brain Two solutions in your brain All rights reserved, Linda K. Bidlack Coaching & Consulting, lindakbidlack@gmail.com, 2012.
  3. 3. Types ofAdversity All rights reserved, Linda K. Bidlack Coaching & Consulting, lindakbidlack@gmail.com, 2012.
  4. 4. What is Resilience? The ability to...  Struggle well  Be engaged with the world but not troubled by it  Learn and draw meaning from adversityWe cannot control the wind but we can adjust our sails. Elizabeth Edwards . All rights reserved, Linda K. Bidlack Coaching & Consulting, lindakbidlack@gmail.com, 2012.
  5. 5. The Resilient Leader’s Role ‘…The demanding task of mobilizing people to confronttheir predicament and solve their most pressing problems.’ Dean Williams, Real Leadership Harvard Kennedy School of Government Adaptive vs Technical Challenges  Ambiguity  Risk  Challenging conversations  Use of self as instrument  Style required in one situation can be disastrous in another All rights reserved, Linda K. Bidlack Coaching & Consulting, lindakbidlack@gmail.com
  6. 6. Resilient Behavior1. Stay calm under pressure2. Delay impulsive emotional reactions3. Accurately identify the cause of adversity4. Believe you can solve the problem at hand5. Stay positive yet realistic in outlook6. Read other’s non-verbal clues7. Take on new challenges after recovering from a setback The Resilience Factor, Reivich & Shatte All rights reserved, Linda K. Bidlack Coaching & Consulting, lindakbidlack@gmail.com
  7. 7. Staying calm under pressurePresence• Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) • Fires up the edgy, vigilant, irritable self • Intended to last just 5-60 minutes• The Para-Sympathetic Nervous System (PNS) • Puts out the fire All rights reserved, Linda K. Bidlack Coaching & Consulting, lindakbidlack@gmail.com.
  8. 8. The Resilient Leader It’s not the hours you work that determine the value you create. Tony Schwartz, The Energy Project All rights reserved, Linda K. Bidlack Coaching & Consulting, lindakbidlack@gmail.com

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