The Resilience Compass © - How to Find Your Way When Times Are Tough

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The Resilience Compass © - How to Find Your Way When Times Are Tough

Every now and then our forward progress is dealt a setback – that is inevitable. However, whether we choose to stay knocked down is up to us.  To succeed – you need to be resilient.

‘Grit’ is a trait that is developed over time and requires patience as well as the willingness to adapt to various situations and environments.  Resilience requires us to see ourselves as ‘bigger than the adversity’ and to keep our eyes on our long term, bigger picture goals.

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How to Reduce Friction and Get Performance Humming

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How to Reduce Friction and Get Performance Humming

Around this time of year in Australia, the performance of staff often deteriorates.  

Why this time of year?  Well, it's halfway between the big end-of-year holidays (and after the end of the tax year).  In Australia and New Zealand that’s around July.   In other countries, for instance, the US, it's more likely to be in January and February again halfway between the big breaks.  It’s also coldest and darkest.

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Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Five Easy Steps

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Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Five Easy Steps

Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? When people say they want to be more resilient – what they really are saying is “help me stop feeling so bad”, “make this bad feeling go away”, or “how can I get back to feeling ‘normal’ as fast as possible?”

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3 Causes of Workplace Stress & How To Turn Them Into Performance

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3 Causes of Workplace Stress & How To Turn Them Into Performance

I run many resilience programs and at the start of each program I always ask people what is testing their resilience and why they are in the program.  The answers are often different – not just between the participants in the room – but more importantly between the participants in the room and the leader or manager who hired me to run the program

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