Our resilience, or capacity to bounce back and even thrive in pressured times, is critical in workplaces today. With higher workloads, declining resources and frequent change, together with the hectic pace of personal lives, resilience is almost a key to survival. While strategies to build resilience have long been of interest in the arenas of parenting, education and disaster recovery, less focus has been placed on how these ideas can be translated into building resilient workplaces. Resilient people are more optimistic, adaptable and independent. They are also better at solving problems and have sound levels of self-control. Resilient teams have similar characteristics, and find it easier to rebound from setbacks and adapt to change and pressure. All of these characteristics can be developed. Based on sound psychological theory, Building Resilience at Work is a practical and easy-to-read book providing a proven path to self-help in developing personal resilience.
Resilience at Work
Author: Salvatore R. Maddi, Deborah M. Khoshaba
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
"Resilience at work explains how to: approach change as a meaningful challenge no matter how stressful the circumstances, and stay committed to your work, rather than detaching and giving up; gain control by understanding the upside and the downside of change, and take actions to influence the beneficial outcomes; [and] turn stressful changes to your advantage and map out sound problem-solving strategies"--P.  of cover.
How do leaders deal with the lemons of difficult circumstances and make lemonade? Lemonade is a user-friendly guide to the key qualities that can help leaders and their teams to bounce back from change and challenge. Included are a self-assessment of your own resilience at work, stories of leaders just like you who have triumphed in difficult times, and practical exercises and activities that you can put to work for you. REVIEWS: One is never so weak as when those they follow have lost a vision of hope and lead only despair with despair. Lemonade is a great, practical guide to help leaders and managers build their constituencies, sustain resilience and to always lead toward vs. against. It is full of compelling stories and simple tools to help us all make the best of the challenges we face at work and in our lives. Curt W. Coffman Co-Author of First, Break All the Rules and Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch What leaders need are tools that are clear, simple, and actionable. This book is full of practical exercises that really work. Marc Effron, author, One Page Talent Management In order to succeed, today 's business leaders must prevail in the face of an unprecedented pace of change. Lemonade offers a straightforward, practical guide to help leaders to meet any challenge and come out on top I highly recommend this book. Mark A. Horney, PhD, Director EMBA Career Management, Columbia Business School AUTHORS: Alan Graham, Ph.D. is the Director of ACP Consultants. As an executive coach, Alan works with leaders at all levels to develop their unique strengths and personal resilience. He specializes in ADD/ADHD in kids and adults, and helps high performance ADD executives to focus and excel. Dr. Graham works with the American Psychological Association to deliver the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards and enjoys helping organizations to become happier, healthier places to work. Kevin Cuthbert is the President and Chief Collaboration Officer of Karlin Sloan & Company. In his twenty-plus years in business, he has served on international boards, and has created and led worldwide Human Resources functions. He has served as a consultant and coach to large global organizations, and contributed to the bestselling business book, First Break All the Rules. He works with organizations to energize and involve their work forces, to build the leadership pipeline, and to empower leaders to excel. Karlin Sloan is the CEO and founder of Karlin Sloan & Company, a leadership development consultancy devoted to helping leaders to be the change they wish to see in the world. She has helped organizations worldwide to develop clearer, more effective communication, enhanced teamwork, and powerful leadership in times of growth and change. She is the author of the acclaimed business book Smarter, Faster, Better, which has been translated into Thai and Russian, and Unfear: Facing Change in an Era of Uncertainty.
Resilience at Work
Author: Kathryn Jackson
The world of work is in a constant state of flux. Resilience at Work: Practical Tools for Career Success is an essential guide to maintaining resilience in this ever-changing environment, whether you are working in a turbulent field, navigating the job market or simply trying to realise your career ambitions. Based on the author’s own experience of working under extreme circumstances in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand and enhanced by collaboration with leading resilience experts from around the world, this book is packed with stories, resources and personal coaching to support you to: learn about the importance of emotional honesty as a foundation for true resilience explore how your levels of self-care influence your ability to re-energise and stay strong consider how having the right sort of connections play a part in your ability to flourish reflect on how you have been learning (and changing) along your journey to resilience This is an invaluable resource for organisations looking to support employees by giving them the tools for self-managed resilience at work. It is also ideal for career coaches, counsellors and other professionals who are working with clients facing their own crisis of resilience, whether they are starting out or well-advanced on their career journey. Kathryn Jackson’s unique coaching style enables readers to truly personalise the approach they choose to take, using the stories, the frameworks and the research to create a unique voyage towards building Resilience at Work.
Revised edition of: Oxford handbook of positive psychology and work / edited by P. Alex Linley, Susan Harrington, Nicola Garcea. -- Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
All losses are touched with ambiguity. Yet those who suffer losses without finality bear a particular burden. Pauline Boss, the principal theorist of the concept of ambiguous loss, guides clinicians in the task of building resilience in clients who face the trauma of loss without resolution. Boss describes a concrete therapeutic approach that is at once directive and open to the complex contexts in which people find meaning and discover hope in the face of ambiguous losses. In Part I readers are introduced to the concept of ambiguous loss and shown how such losses relate to concepts of the family, definitions of trauma, and capacities for resilience. In Part II Boss leads readers through the various aspects of and target points for working with those suffering ambiguous loss. From meaning to mastery, identity to ambivalence, attachment to hope–these chapters cover key states of mind for those undergoing ambiguous loss. The Epilogue addresses the therapist directly and his or her own ambiguous losses. Closing the circle of the therapeutic process, Boss shows therapists how fundamental their own experiences of loss are to their own clinical work. In Loss, Trauma, and Resilience, Boss provides the therapeutic insight and wisdom that aids mental health professionals in not "going for closure," but rather building strength and acceptance of ambiguity. What readers will find is a concrete therapeutic approach that is at once directive and open to the complex contexts in which people find meaning and discover hope in the face of ambiguous losses.
Resilience is a word that is used in many different ways in different contexts, this new and innovative book focuses on psychological resilience in the workplace, examining other key aspects such as physical health and resilient teams, drawing from the latest research and the authors own practical experience.
Fearless at Work
Author: Michael Carroll
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Draws on Buddhist philosophy to explain how mindfulness can inspire confidence and openness to new possibilities at work and how developing a sense of fearlessness can awaken natural resourcefulness and resilience.
Lessons of the Lost
Author: Scott C. Hammond PhD
The wilderness can be unforgiving and dangerous, yet fill our souls with awe and wonder. It can overwhelm us with beauty and stun us with fear, lift our spirits to the highest highs and send us crashing to the floor of creation. The wilderness is a classroom where we learn to survive, thrive and sometimes die. At some point in our lives, we have all been lost in a wilderness of some kindwhether literal or metaphoricalwithout any direction on how to find our way back home. Some have faced survival decisions in community disasters or personal trauma. Some have been lost in work, wandered in careers and professions. Some have been lost in relationships, crippling addictions, health challenges, or grief. Scott Hammond, a volunteer search and rescuer, knows that people who have been lostin the wilderness, in the workplace, or in lifecan teach us how to go beyond survival and thrive, regardless of the nature of our personal wildernesses. Through his experience rescuing others and real-life stories, Hammond provides valuable lessons designed to help those who are lost. These narratives communicate that small things matter, that no one is ever lost alone, and that movement creates opportunity. Being lost is not a geographic problem, but a mental and spiritual problem. Lost people may be deprived of the basics of food, water, and shelter, but they are first deprived of meaning. Restoring that meaning is the first step toward hope, and hope is the beacon that leads you home.
Health systems everywhere are expected to meet increasing public and political demands for accessible, high-quality care. Policy-makers, managers, and clinicians use their best efforts to improve efficiency, safety, quality, and economic viability. One solution has been to mimic approaches that have been shown to work in other domains, such as quality management, lean production, and high reliability. In the enthusiasm for such solutions, scant attention has been paid to the fact that health care as a multifaceted system differs significantly from most traditional industries. Solutions based on linear thinking in engineered systems do not work well in complicated, multi-stakeholder non-engineered systems, of which health care is a leading example. A prerequisite for improving health care and making it more resilient is that the nature of everyday clinical work be well understood. Yet the focus of the majority of policy or management solutions, as well as that of accreditation and regulation, is work as it ought to be (also known as ’work-as-imagined’). The aim of policy-makers and managers, whether the priority is safety, quality, or efficiency, is therefore to make everyday clinical work - or work-as-done - comply with work-as-imagined. This fails to recognise that this normative conception of work is often oversimplified, incomplete, and outdated. There is therefore an urgent need to better understand everyday clinical work as it is done. Despite the common focus on deviations and failures, it is undeniable that clinical work goes right far more often than it goes wrong, and that we only can make it better if we understand how this happens. This second volume of Resilient Health Care continues the line of thinking of the first book, but takes it further through a range of chapters from leading international thinkers on resilience and health care. Where the first book provided the rationale and basic concepts of RHC, the Resilience of Everyday Clinical Work b
Managing for Resilience
Author: Monique F. Crane
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
In an era of longer hours and shorter contracts, of tighter margins and frequent organizational change, stress can undermine both the mental health and performance of employees. A culture of resilience in the workplace, however, offers the potential to support psychological wellbeing and improve the performance of both people and organizations. This is the first book to provide managers with a guide to fostering psychological resilience within their teams. It synthesises not only the latest cutting-edge research in the area, but also translates this into practical advice for a range of organizational settings. Chapters cover the following important issues: Key personality factors related to resilience How job design and routines can improve employee resilience How to build a resilient team Communicating change and improving teamwork Modelling resilient thinking and behaviour as a leader Selecting the right resilience training for your organisation This is the ideal book for anyone interested in fostering a high-performance and emotionally resilient workforce, whether they are a manager, HR professional or occupational psychologist. Its cutting edge approach will also make it important reading for students and researchers of organizational and occupational psychology.
Author: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam M. Grant
"The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience"--
The term 'resilience' refers to a person's capacity to handle difficulties, demands and pressure without experiencing negative effects. Traditionally, social work has focused on the nature and impact of resilience in children and adults who have experienced traumatic events, but it is increasingly recognised that social workers need to develop personal resilience to manage the emotional demands of the job effectively and sustainably. Developing Resilience for Social Work Practice provides social workers with a tool-box of strategies to help them enhance their resilience and protect their wellbeing. Written by experienced practitioners in the field, the book draws on key research to present a series of evidence-based interventions. These strategies are designed to help social work students and practitioners develop important qualities that underpin resilience, such as self-awareness, time management, relaxation skills and empathy as well enable them to gain support from their personal and professional networks. Grounded in both theory and practice, each chapter explores how the various resilience techniques can be applied to help social workers manage the complexities and challenges they face in everyday practice. The use of relevant and engaging case studies throughout is particularly useful in bringing the book to life for the reader.
Handbook of Adult Resilience
Author: John W. Reich, Alex J. Zautra, John Stuart Hall
Publisher: Guilford Press
What enables people to bounce back from stressful experiences? How do certain individuals maintain a sense of purpose and direction over the long term, even in the face of adversity? This is the first book to move beyond childhood and adolescence to explore resilience across the lifespan. Coverage ranges from genetic and physiological factors through personal, family, organizational, and community processes. Contributors examine how resilience contributes to health and well-being across the adult life cycle; why—and what happens when—resilience processes fail; ethnic and cultural dimensions of resilience; and ways to enhance adult resilience, including reviews of exemplary programs.