Apr 21, 2020
Whether it’s a global pandemic, the loss of a loved one, a devastating clinical outcome, divorce, or other major life stressor, everyone experiences some form of adversity during their lives. It’s really not a matter of if, but when. How you manage adversity impacts not only your well-being and personal relationships, it affects your capacity to perform professionally, and may even have organizational implications if you’re in a position of formal leadership authority.
Even when you’re not in a season of adversity, others around you might be. Thus, it’s important to promote resilience, lead by example, and influence structural and organizational design so employees and colleagues around you can thrive. Leaders who take a page from their organization’s playbook and create a personal disaster recovery plan will be more resilient and better able to minimize the effects of adversity.