Resilience in Leadership
Some leaders seem to remain calm when faced with disaster, while others fall apart. The leaders who are able to keep their composure have resilience. These types of leaders are able to make use of their skills and strengths to deal with Soldier issues, stressful missions, and/or personal concerns that may easily effect their performance and ability to deal with situations in a professionally and in a timely manner.
The purpose of this paper is to show how resilience in leadership plays a huge role in the lives of leaders across the Army professionally. A leader who understands resiliency, will have the necessary skills to identify adversities and show true concern for their Soldier, but they will be equipped to better assist their subordinates to a healthier way of life as well. Why do I think resilience in leadership is valuable? It allows one to be able to bounce back from major setbacks, and reach out to broaden the capability of solving our own problems by taking the appropriate risk necessary to recover. There are the inevitable daily hassles of work being dumped on your desk at the end of the day, children who need to be in different places at the same time, disagreements with your significant other. There are surely other things that could happen which could easily add to the previously mentioned situations, concerns or issues depending on how you look at things. This is why it is important to increase resilience, not only in our personal lives; but in our leadership style as well. It has been proven that resilience gives satisfaction in life and is considered is one of the great keys to success at work. Where you are on the resilience spectrum has a great affect on your potential performance and your personal growth personally and professionally. This means that it is very possible if a person is at the low end of the spectrum their physical and mental health could be at risk. Which...
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