Busy professionals live and work with uncommon amounts of stress. According to Gallup, more than $300 billion is lost annually due to disengagement in the workplace, and 55% of employees are stressed out to the point of feeling extremely fatigued and out of control. A Catalyst 'stress in the workplace' study revealed that 95% of doctor visits are for stress-related issues. Further, the third annual Work Stress Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, showed that 83% of Americans are stressed at work.
Luckily, there are specific skills leaders can learn to help themselves and those they lead build their resilience to stress. Five decades of research shows that resilience is a bundle of skills that can be taught, learned and improved. Resilience skills are currently being taught in the military, in education, in the legal profession and in business. Take the opportunity to learn the basics of resilience along with specific research-based resilience skills to help you manage more effectively during challenge, stress and change.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Know what resilience is, and the specific abilities that go into building personal resilience
- Learn three research-based skills that build mental toughness and help you be a more effective leader both at home and at work
- Leverage your strengths and the strengths of your team
- Be a more assertive communicator so that you can better navigate tough conversations
- Gain a better understanding of the importance of building strong relationships and what the research shows about the importance of responding to other's good news