The world of work is changing. It is often characterised by unexpected and continuous transitions, multiple careers, and fast-paced advancements. As a result, an employee’s capacity to cope and even thrive during times of uncertainty, disruption and change, has become an increasingly important indicator of individual potential. It is, therefore, no surprise to discover the mounting evidence which suggests that developing personal resilience will bolster your ability to adapt and adjust to the ever-changing world of work. However, how do you begin to take charge of your own personal effectiveness in this area – especially if you don’t have the time, the budget, the resources or the inspiration to know where to start?
People who demonstrate resilience and emotional control express a firmness of purpose and can work with commitment and enthusiasm to achieve important goals. They are inclined to believe in their own capabilities. These flexible individuals are able to handle big workloads, competing demands, interruptions and distractions with poise and ease. They can think clearly under pressure and have the capacity to remain calm and composed. Mentally robust, they tend to view most obstacles as challenges to be met and are not demotivated by setbacks or changing circumstances. They know when to seek the support of others to help overcome adverse situations. Capable of managing their own emotions and impulses, they are likely to regard any personal criticism as an opportunity to learn and improve.
Discover more proven, provocative and (sometimes) perverse ideas to develop yourself and others inside ‘Upskill: 21 keys to professional growth’, which provides 840 practical ways to help people adapt to new approaches and work methods. The book can be used to support upskilling through the identification of relevant and realistic options for professional growth. Readers will discover a host of proven techniques: relevant quotes, articles and resources; carefully selected videos; novel approaches; time-saving apps; topical insights; and engaging ideas. This compendium of high leverage tools and techniques delivers a dynamic snapshot of learning possibilities and can be used by managers, supervisors, coaches and HR and training professionals – as well as proactive employees who are committed to their own personal growth.
Chris Watson is an award-winning specialist in the promotion of adaptive management skills, who founded Endor Learn & Develop in 2002 following a successful career in publishing and higher education.
He provides fresh, practical ideas to extend performance at work, delivering results through people for every type of organisation – from emerging SMEs through to multinational corporations.