You can bend over and reach your toes, and that flexibility is pretty dang good. Oh wait … that’s physical and not so much the mental we are talking about.
Okay, so your flexibility in a crux of a situation is sometimes great, and at other times just a reactive mess of emotions and unwanted evil thoughts.
You’d like to take it up a notch. What’s all this talk about “Resilience” in the workplace and how great it is? Let’s learn more.
When something is facing you that you are not s’much diggin’, your resilience would be well-served to kick in and bring you back to center.
Several self-management habits are perfect for making this happen. Here are a few to try.
The following model of Resiliency from The Cumberland Group, specialists in organizational performance, presents a manageable list of 5 attributes to Resiliency.
The Resiliency Characteristics
1. Having a positive view of yourself
2. Maintaining focus, values, and goals
3. Having supportive and caring relationships
4. Being proactive
5. Being adaptive and flexible
Select one or two of these to focus in on. In fact what would be THREE actions you could take in the next week to boost something in any of the 5 areas? Jot it down. Commit to it, then track its progress. BOING BOING BOUNCY! That’s resilience.
In brief, enhanced awareness about gender differences is critical for both men and women and fair-game for discussing.
Don’t run from it. Embrace it.