Leading and living with a positive mindset in 2021
Many of us were disappointed that COVID, together with its worries and restrictions, was not swept away with the vestiges of 2020. Wouldn’t it have been great to start a fresh new year with enthusiasm and the certainty that our holiday plans would come to fruition! Instead, many of us are keeping our heads down awaiting the vaccine. So how are you feeling about 2021?
Introduction to Resilience
At LifeForward we have been looking at resilience – what is it and can we improve it? If so, how can we improve it?
We have had a lot of interest from clients on this topic as leaders and teams alike are feeling the strain of continued restrictions and uncertainty around COVID. So we have put together a series of articles exploring different aspects of resilience. Look out for them; we hope you will find them helpful.
So, what is resilience? In broad terms, it is the ability to bounce back after a crisis; the ability to pick oneself up and be hopeful about the future, even when current circumstances are difficult. Perhaps there is also an element of “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
(Re)Discover your spring
This leads us to the next question: is resilience something we are born with; is it genetic; or is it a skill to be learnt, something that we develop as we grow?
There seems to be enough evidence to support the idea that resilience can be developed, albeit that we all have differing levels of innate resilience as our starting point.
As Insights® practitioners and PCC-level coaches here at LifeForward, we decided to bring together the lovely resilience factors model from Insights® to come up with a “Resilience Coaching” framework. It’s a very practical model and one we love working with as it fits well with our coaching mindset.
In our series of articles, LifeForward looks at resilience and positive mindset and puts this in the context of a coaching process to help you feel more positive about creating and actioning plans for 2021.
Read the other articles within our Resilience series.
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