Resilience and ideas


Wednesday 5 August, 2020

By Lillia Cuffy

There are seconds on the clock, your team needs to score on this drive to win the game. No time to think, you need to act. You prepared for this moment your whole life, the training, long dog days, the mental preparedness and of course the resilience to have the confidence knowing you can deliver for your team. 

That is what resilience is.

You are not born with it or neither can it be manufactured. Resilience comes from strength of mind which takes training and time. 

Resilience training may be over-looked when things are going well, but what happens when your organisation faces unmitigated disaster?

Do you fold your arms and watch as things crumble? Or do you step up to the plate and recalibrate the situation to ensure your organisation’s success?

This is why resilience training is very important. How you as the leader can handle stress and misfortune and guide your organisation to recovery and success.

1. Identify the problem. Yes. It can be complicated and maybe even uncomfortable. However, if you don’t, you may waste a lot of time and resources stumbling in the dark. 

2.Have confidence in yourself, you would not be in leadership if people did not have belief in you. 

3. Surround yourself with like-minded people who are ready to help you solve problems or score the winning play. Every organisation has the naysayers, try to avoid those who always have a problem for a solution. 

This is why resilience training is critical for leadership. You must be able to cut through the noise, focus on the problem and deliver the desired result best for your organisation.

Here at Civil Service College, we will get you on the right track, our expert trainers will guide you on how to identify instances of low resilience in your organisation, as well as learning the four key components of resilience, then how you implement these key components into the organisational structure and identify like-minded individuals in your group who can help you develop greater personal resilience in leading the organisation.


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