Date: 2nd August 2019
Speaker: Roger Rawlinson
Business: Elite Coaching
Topic: Executive Coaching – Resilience
Is there such a thing as an Executive Snowflake?
In a word, yes.
Roger related the experiences of some of the middle-aged executive clients he had been coaching to illustrate that it’s not just the younger generation who have problems dealing with setbacks.
3 key points:
- Roger recently covered this topic of Resilience in his monthly blog (previous blogs included ‘Perfectionism’ and ‘Procrastination’).
- The best way of learning resilience is to fail…but it’s difficult to change one’s behaviour.
- “It’s not events but our opinions about them which cause us suffering” Epictetus, Greek philosopher
Executive high-flyers who have never previously experienced failure in their academic or professional careers are just as likely to suffer from a ‘lack of resilience’ when it comes to coping with adversity as the younger Millennial generation.
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