Blog Post #17
Resilience is a key life trait and a key trait in a leader. The ability to adapt to a constantly changing work environment is a key to success. Leaders with resilience will go the extra mile for their workers. Leaders with resilience inspire their employee to be resilient.
In the military, they stress resiliency training for obvious reasons. More importantly, they stress mental resilience. They teach soldiers tactics and techniques like controlled breathing and “hunting the good stuff.” Is this transferable to the civilian workplace?
Yes, all employees want a cool-headed manager. Stress exists in all facets of life. Using techniques that soldiers use in life-threatening situations are easily applicable in the workplace. Controlled breathing and picking at least three good things that happened that day is the key to a strong leader.
Civilian jobs still have a plethora of stress. I encourage you to try this technique with small stresses at first. This will build your personal resiliency. If you do it enough it will become a habit. Your body will react to stress by automatically controlling its breathing and your mind will calm itself with pleasant thoughts.
Whether you are stressed or not practice this technique before sleeping every night. This will assist in your endeavor to make resilience a habit. Through practice, you will become adaptable to change. Most importantly when everyone is stressed you will be calm and focused.
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