Leading with Resilience: Crisis Survival Guide

5 Resilience Principles (videos & team discussion guides):

Perspective     Purpose     Perseverance     Partnership     Praise

Additional Resources:
Inclusion    Stress & Anxiety    Layoffs    Remote / Virtual Workplace    Employment Opportunities

During times of crisis and change, the weight on leaders’ shoulders can be overwhelming. Emotions and stress run high. As a leader, you must find the resilience to get your team and organization through the turmoil with the best outcomes possible. How do you that?

Times like these require resilient leadership. Employees and customers are looking to you for confident guidance and hope. We’ve never seen times like these. So, I’ve created a Resilient Leadership Crisis Survival Guide to support you in both finding the resilience within yourself and building resilience across your organization.

Resilient leadership is built on a foundation of 5 core principles:

  1. Perspective
  2. Purpose
  3. Perseverance
  4. Partnership
  5. Praise

Below, I unpack each principle and provide helpful resources with strategies that you can put into practice immediately!

Now is the time to equip your team to effectively lead through this crisis. I’m here to help. Contact me today at vivian@vivianblade.com.

It’s Time to Lead with Resilience!

Leading with Resilience: Crisis Survival Guide Resources

Introduction: Resilient Leadership in Times of Crisis

 Transcript:  Introduction- Resilient Leadership in Times of Crisis

Principle 1: Perspective

In the heat of adversity, it’s hard to see the possibilities. Research shows that the power of having a positive perspective improves the odds of a positive outcome. ‘Perspective’ allows you to lead with Resilience.

Transcript:  Leading with Resilience – Principle 1 Perspective

Team Discussion Questions:

As a leader, how can you inspire resilience within your team? Bring your team together to talk about their concerns, work through the challenges, and plan for the future.
Inspiring Team Resilience_ Perspective Discussion Questions

Principle 2: Purpose

Purpose breeds focus and energy during tumultuous times. Your Purpose as leader is to support your team in illuminating a meaningful Purpose and path forward. Here’s how…

 Transcript: Leading with Resilience – Principle 2 Purpose

Team Discussion Questions:

As a leader, how can you inspire resilience within your team? Bring your team together to talk about their concerns, work through the challenges, and plan for the future.
Inspiring Team Resilience_ Purpose Discussion Questions

Principle 3: Perseverance

Overcoming times of crisis and challenge can be a tough, long road. How can Perseverance help you push through even when you feel like giving up?

Transcript: Leading with Resilience – Principle 3 Perseverance

Moving through adversity takes Perseverance that is grounded in the leadership practices of Transparency, Agility, and Courage. 

Team Discussion Questions:

As a leader, how can you inspire resilience within your team? Bring your team together to talk about their concerns, work through the challenges, and plan for the future.
Inspiring Team Resilience_ Perseverance Discussion Questions

Transparency

How should you approach transparency?

Transcript: Leading with Resilience Practice – Transparency

Agility

Even during a crisis, you have more control over the outcome than you may realize. Agility is a proactive tool that gives you greater control. How can you be an agile leader?

Transcript: Leading with Resilience Practice – Agility

Courage

As a leader who is responsible both for your team and for still getting work done, I know the road ahead is scary, uncertain and emotional. Getting through this crisis will take courage.  How do you find courage? 

Transcript: Leading with Resilience Practice – Courage

Principle 4: Partnership

Partnership results from the humanity that leaders have the privilege of practicing not only in a crisis, but every single day. A resilient leader is an ‘others-first’ focused leader, a selfless leader, a servant leader.  Here’s how…

Transcript: Leading with Resilience – Principle 4 Partnership

Team Discussion Questions:

As a leader, how can you inspire resilience within your team? Bring your team together to talk about their concerns, work through the challenges, and plan for the future.
Inspiring Team Resilience_ Partnership Discussion Questions

Principle 5: Praise

Praise infuses a sense of gratitude, not pride. And, that gratitude fuels a renewed purpose and energy. Here are ways you can extend praise…

Transcript: Leading with Resilience – Principle 5 Praise

Team Discussion Questions:

Recognition is one of the best gifts you can give someone on your team today. Build team resilience with these discussion questions on Praise.
Inspiring Team Resilience_ Praise Discussion Questions

Additional Resilience Resources:

Inclusion

Three Leadership Myths Sabotaging C-Suite Executives And What To Do About It. https://lnkd.in/d6y52xb The seven steps I recommend in this Forbes article will be transformational in your journey to becoming a more inclusive leader and organizational culture.

I’m here to help your organization build an inclusive leadership pipeline. Message me directly if you could use some support.

Stress & Anxiety

Web MD: 10 Relaxation Techniques That Zap Stress Fast

Psychology Today: Embracing the Unknown (a collection of articles)

Layoffs & Furloughs

Leading Through a Layoff

5 Steps to Surviving a Layoff through COVID-19

Recently Unemployed? It’s Going to be OK. authored by Sam Caballero, CPTD and Yorka Velasco-Caballero, MBA

Remote / Virtual Workplace

Harvard Business Review: 10 Digital Miscommunications — and How to Avoid Them

Employment Opportunities

themuse: Companies Are Still Hiring During COVID-19—Here Are 83 That Want Your Applications Now

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