Leadership Tip

7 C’s to Build Resilience

7 C’s to Build ResilienceThe March Madness Final Four Tournament
has been filled with nail-biting endings,
amazing shooting and stories of surprising upsets and victories.

Resilience is at the heart of this year’s final match up.
Many of the teams have unexpectedly
been “bounced out” or “bounced back.”

Last year Virginia, as a number one seed,
made history by losing to a number 16 seed
(the lowest seed in the tournament).
Rather than let that defeat define them going forward,
they have used that as motivation
and are now playing for this season’s championship title.

Resilient people don’t wallow or dwell on failures or setbacks;
They acknowledge the situation, learn from their mistakes
and then move forward.

How then, do we adapt and encourage ourselves to recover
from difficult circumstances and find the strength to go forward?

According to Ken Ginsburg, MD, FAAP, there are 7 C’s to Resilience.

  1. Competence
  2. Confidence
  3. Connection
  4. Character
  5. Contribution
  6. Coping
  7. Control

By focusing on these characteristics
we can develop strategies that create
a foundation on which we can build.
And a strong foundation allows us to “bounce” back
from whatever adversity we may face!

Click below for 10 Resilience Strategies

When have you shown resilience?
Please share your strategies. I’d love to hear!