In How Resilience Works, the author Diane L. Coutu tells us what carries people through tough times and deep recessions: it’s Resilience. How Resilience Works has 8 ratings and 2 reviews. These are dark days: people are losing jobs,taking pay cuts, suffering foreclosure ontheir homes. Som. Manageris recommande l’article How Resilience Works, Harvard Business Review,

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Summary People who are leaders must possess the three defining characteristics of resilience which are dine face down reality, they search for meaning, and they continually improvise Coutu, The author believes that when staring down at reality, we train and prepare ourselves to act in ways that will allow us to endure and survive. Successful organizations have strong values that offer ways to interpret and shape events.

Janet marked it as to-read Jun 08, These are dark days: Schahub marked resiliencf as to-read Aug 10, People who only have one or two of worms characteristics will have resillience success in life both personal and professional, but people who are truly successful throughout life possess all three characteristics.

In order to be truly successful in all aspects of life, personal and professional, one must possess all three characteristics: Sergei marked it as to-read Feb 09, She is now director of Client Communications.


They find meaning in terrible times. Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from setback, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity Ovans, And values are just as important as meaning; value systems at resilient companies change very little over the long haul and are used as scaffolding in times of trouble.

Riri rated it it was amazing May 10, Coutu uses different words for improvisation – bricolage, ritualised ingenuity, pure curiosity, unbridled resiliencce – but what’s interesting about this is the mysterious nature of creative responsiveness.

Matthew Roberts marked it as to-read Mar 01, This is also applicable to organizations. Leadership responsibilities include making decisions every day that effect the course of the business, the employees, and patient care.

The rational decision-making model illustrates the woros making process. Lists with This Book. It just emerges from within mysteriously and unbidden, and Coutu acknowle Resilience requires 3 things: Kaleido is also a content partner for Talentsquare. Available from Harvard Business Review.

How Resilience Works

Why do some people and companies buckle under pressure? The five steps are: Iurii rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Sam marked it as to-read Nov 27, When leaders take this approach the business will be prepared to endure as well as the employees.


Retrieved October 4, from http: Within an arena of personal capabilities or company rules, the ability to solve problems without the usual or obvious tools is a great strength. In the business arena, resilience has found its hwo onto the list of qualities sought in employees.

What carries them through tough times?

Kathy Jo marked it as to-read Jun 06, Leaders who exhibit this behavior gain the respect of employees, which is reflected by the work ethic demonstrated by the employees. Vikram rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Fortunately, you can learn to be resilient.

How resilience works.

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