Business Leaders and their HR Managers are continually searching for ways to make their organizations and people stronger, more effective, and more productive in their jobs. Training, coaching, performance management, and engagement programs are just a few of the solutions that fight for the limited time and attention of HR managers.

New to this menu of training is Resilience. How does one compete in the ultra-competitive, dynamic, quickly-changing environment, and ensure that our people continue to produce, strive, and find balance of work-life demands?  We know that our value as a company directly correlates with the health, wellbeing, and high-functioning of our people, but how do we accomplish this?

Resilience is not a buzzword: it happens to be a suite of mental skills that enable people to flourish both in good times and under duress. The US Army began training these skills to all soldiers, from Privates to Generals, in 2009 as a way to ‘armor’ the minds of everyone for both peacetime and war. Resilience training teaches people to weather the inevitable storms of life, as well as to make you at your best- better.

Over the next few weeks, Invista will have Brian Nelson, one of our expert facilitators who specializes in personal development, leadership, resilience, and fitness, provide a guest-blog about three different components of Resilience:

  1. Gratitude-how it engenders creative thinking, well-being, and problem solving; how to develop that both in yourself and others.
  2. Strengths-based Leadership-how understanding your strengths increases your performance, adds value and meaning to each experience, and insulates you during difficult times.
  3. Fallacies in Thinking: Identify common counter-productive patterns of thought, and exercises you can do to ‘unblock’ your thinking.
  4. Career Development-how to create values-aligned professional and personal goals; break the goals into daily/weekly activities, track and review behaviors towards big, hairy, audacious goals.
  5. Leadership-before one leads others, one must be able to lead oneself. How to get out of your own way to achieve objectives, both personal and professional.

Resilience is critical in today’s world. Many people feel overwhelmed by work, commutes, family responsibilities, and a public sense of intolerance and malaise.  Learning the skills of adapting your thoughts, staying present, focusing on solving problems, and creating authentic connection not only improves the profitability and effectiveness of an organization, it will help our people flourish.  

Be sure to follow us for Brian’s next blog on Resilience!