The dictionary defines resilience as “The capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.”
Resilience has long been thought to be what an individual can do to overcome adversity, brave the odds and conquer failure and life and health issues, etc.
A plethora of self-help books and motivational wisdom offer steps to grow strengths such as grit, gratitude, and fortitude, among others, to grow our resilience factor.
Yet is that all there is to it? Joining Host Vince Poscente are:
Michael Ungar, Ph.D., The Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and
Andrew Nevin, Ph.D., Advisory Partner, Chief Economist, PwC, Nigeria, scientist and an economist who brings a different perspective to the definition.
So is resilience an individual trait, we either have true grit or we don’t?
Some scientists say differently that resilience comes about because we have more than individual grit. It is also the circumstances we grew up in, the resources we had or have that help us overcome.
They tie resilience to performance and productivity as stronger resilience factors are a boon to business in general.
Join us to learn more about a “trait” much needed in today’s challenging times.
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