We often see resilience defined as a person’s ability to recover quickly from unfortunate circumstances. It is then linked to recognition that individuals, teams, organisations all encounter setbacks.
Those who do not let these setbacks define them, who successfully manage to put them in perspective and move on will perform better over time – effectively those who are resilient. For managers, resilient leaders do not let losses or mistakes determine the future, they adapt to the new situations and remain focused on their purpose and the long term.
We can easily associate the concept of resilience to overcoming setbacks and recovery. However, in order to develop resilience, you need a wider understanding.
Resilience is not just about recovery but about developing the capacity to manage through ups and downs. To be resilient, individuals, teams and organisations need to develop the ability to live in the moment while being comfortable with uncertainty, it is about being agile.