Conventional leadership models have been inadequate in preparing leaders for the VUCA world that we operate in today. In this episode, I share a leadership development model that helps leaders be successful in a VUCA world.
Welcome to the 5th episode of this series. This episode continues with the CARES model of leadership development that I have designed for preparing leaders for success in this VUCA world. I talked about being credible and adaptive in the 3rd and 4th episodes, respectively and in this episode, I want to talk about why it’s important for a leader to be resolute.
In this VUCA world where there is constant change in the environment that we operate in, there can be many distractions, disruptions and disappointments. How do you respond to that as a leader? What gives you direction? What keeps you going?
In this episode, I cover why it’s important for you as a leader to be resolute and how you can become more resolute.
Resolute leaders know how to navigate through adversity, have the discipline to lead themselves and others, built relationships with people around them, and have a clear view of where they want to go. When your values are aligned with your vision you can proceed with confidence in knowing that today can be good and tomorrow can be even better.
Resilience refers to our ability to adapt and bounce back when things don't go as we planned or as we hoped it would. It's not that resilient people don't feel bad when things don't go their way, but they don't spiral out of control as well. Resilient people don't wallow or dwell on failures for long. They acknowledge the situation and their feelings, learn from their mistakes, and then move forward.
Resilient people view the difficulties in a situation as a challenge, not as a paralyzing event. They look at their failures and mistakes as lessons to be learned from, and as opportunities for growth. Their self-worth does not take a knock when things don't work out as planned.
They continue to be committed to their lives and their goals and have a compelling reason to get out of bed in the morning. They spend their time and energy focusing on situations and events that they have control over. Because they put their efforts where they can have the most impact, they feel empowered and confident.
Want to figure out how resilient you are? Knowing this is the first step to working towards becoming more resilient. Here is an assessment to help you figure out how resilient you are.
Many of us have been tripped up by the corporate ladder. Organisation structures are such that not everyone will get promoted to the top job, the C-suite roles.
What happens to those who were not selected, the ones that were passed over? If you were in such a position, how would you react? What would you do? Would you stay in the organisation or move out?
In this video, I share some insights and a simple 4-step process to handle this situation better. Want to talk this through with a coach, request a free consultation.
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