It’s no secret that the last year has been a challenge. Many of us have found ourselves adrift and lurching from crisis to crisis.
Work, home, health, isolation. Sometimes it may seem that crisis is the ONLY constant in our lives. In fact you might be in the middle of a crisis right now, and – and not even realize it.
Ask yourself. Have you experienced:
- Stress from uncertainty and a fear that threatens your well-being
- Stress from uncertainty and demanding workloads that threaten the well-being of your team and organization?
- A feeling that you are not up to being the resilient leader your team needs?
- Struggle with how to connect to and support your team
- Constant worry and distress?
- A nagging feeling that you, your team, and/or your organization are stuck figuring out how to get through each crisis in one piece (and don’t know how to get unstuck).
My new book Resilience Ready is a framework for how to succeed through the greatest challenges of our generation. Its principles have helped me and other leaders thrive and it can help you find the way through unrelenting crisis.
It’s not a book about the nuts and bolts of creating or implementing an operational crisis or disaster recovery plan. Others can take care of that better than I.
Instead, Resilience Ready shows you how to build your own personal resilience skills, so you are equipped and ready to lead with the resilience your team needs and deserves.
These resilience principles integrate with servant leadership principles to create stronger, more humane leaders and organizations.
Servant leadership flips the traditional organizational hierarchy and considers employees, rather than leaders, as most important. It doesn’t mean that leaders give up their power, but emphasizes power with. The relationship becomes a partnership. Servant leaders genuinely care about the growth and well-being of others.
They want the best for their team and create environments where individuals are valued, empowered, growing, and contributing at their highest levels.
This is particularly valuable in times of crisis when leaders must be genuinely attentive to the impact on their teams, customers, partners, and communities. Resilience is an integral part of the ability to fulfill this crucial leadership role.
In times of consistent crisis, organizations cannot afford to have leaders who are ill-equipped to lead their organizations through adversity.
With the Resilience Ready framework for building leadership talent you will be capable of steering your organization through even the most extreme situations with a set of essential resilience principles. These principles and associated servant leadership practices will give you a foundational toolkit for growing resilience across your teams and within your organizational culture.
It’s time to lead with resilience!