Leaders are expected to be resilient and adaptable to the ever-changing environment, but how can they achieve this? In this article, 16 members of the Forbes Coaching Council provide effective strategies that leaders can adopt to increase their resilience. Self-care is essential for coping with setbacks, but it is not enough on its own. To become a more resilient leader, it is important to take some time to pamper yourself, accept failure as your best friend, learn to let go and never give up, have an open mind to change and adapt to all types of cultures and people, build positive relationships with your team, give team members options when possible, get away from work and make time to sleep the recommended 7-8 hours each night, be present in the face of distressing emotions, practice gratitude for the little things that bring us happiness at work, and remember that strong social connections are also important. By modifying your thoughts and actions, you can change your views, habits, and responses toward more resilient leadership. Not only will this help broaden your own perspective, but it will also inspire your team to be more adaptable and resilient.
Leaders should focus on building trust and accepting differences within their team. If the era of COVID tests your resilience, there are steps you can take to become a more resilient leader who can thrive. To be a great leader, you must be resilient in the face of setbacks. By practicing these strategies, leaders can become more resilient and adaptable to change. This will help them guide their teams through difficult periods and ensure the company's continued success.
It is important for business leaders to practice and develop this skill in order to be successful.