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Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and carrying on—even when it seems impossible.

 

If you’ve ever thought, “I could never do that” when looking at one of these apparent “superheroes,” don’t be so sure. It’s actually possible to build resilience to make yourself better able to bounce back from even the most difficult times.

 

“It’s the ability to get back in the game after you’ve had some sort of failure. And indeed, we can learn to become more resilient,” says social scientist and leadership expert Frank Niles, PhD. Niles says there are a number of science-backed areas people can address to help them be more resilient.

 

Here are some ways you can shore up your “resilience bunker” to better prepare for when tough times strike.


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The most resilient people bounce back from failure, they don't let stress eat into them, and they take the world by the horns!
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Right Step Consulting's comment, November 2, 2017 1:50 AM
Failing is the key to success.
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 12, 2017 12:35 AM

Several studies showed  having a sense of purpose beyond your occupation or everyday role  plays a big role in resilience.

Sharon Ruddleston's curator insight, February 7, 12:16 AM
It takes "resilient leaders" to guide your organisation through difficult times. They're the leaders able to remain strong in the face of uncertainty, frequent setbacks and new challenges. Able to lead with calm, clarity and conviction amidst increasing complexity and accelerating change. How? They connect with a greater purpose.
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How to Rebrand Yourself as Creative When You’re Not Perceived That Way

How to Rebrand Yourself as Creative When You’re Not Perceived That Way | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

The contemporary business world lauds those who are seen as creative. Innovators such as Elon Musk and Jony Ive have become household names. Yet, for many of us, despite our best efforts to be recognized as creative thinkers, our suggestions in meetings are ignored and our pitches to bosses get rebuffed.

If your colleagues have already formed an opinion of you as technically competent but a little staid, it’s going to take a lot to change their minds and get them to listen — a situation that’s especially true for women, who, research suggests, are often unfairly viewed as less creative than men.


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The constant pressure on being creative can dry up the stream of ideas. One might have to rebrand one'self in order to appear at one's creative best!
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helplinemozillathunderbird's curator insight, May 29, 2017 2:54 AM

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CCM Consultancy's curator insight, October 29, 2017 1:41 AM

In order to feel open and confident enough to innovate, you have to ensure you aren't dwelling on the past setbacks or future worries. Research suggests meditation can help you tap into new insights.

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'I Hate Change' And 4 More Mindsets That Can Get You Fired

'I Hate Change' And 4 More Mindsets That Can Get You Fired | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Google is currently testing driverless cars in Arizona. The two of us had lunch one afternoon in Scottsdale and watched the noticeable cars (with their rooftop honing devices) pass by our restaurant. As the car passed we heard a gentleman at a nearby table say, “Not a chance I’d get in that car.”

As unnerving as driverless cars may seem, change can be hard for many people to accept. We often fear the worst — that music videos would be the end of radio, and tablets would eliminate traditional books. Just consider how many people find it concerning every time Apple changes its charging cord on the iPhone. Yes, it’s concerning. But, we adapt…because we have to.

Change, in all areas of life, can be daunting, and especially at work where our natural tendency is to find a groove that works for us. Still, the resistance to change can be dangerous — as the way we work, the when we work, and the things we work on are consistently in a state of flux.


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Somehow, the human brain is averse to change, and disruption tests it severely. It will take some time getting used to riding in driverless cars or any new technology that challenges accepted beliefs and norms. To say that you hate change is a sure way to get fired. You need to get over your hatred for change and accept that there might be other ways to do things.
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 18, 2017 7:28 PM

In a world with driverless cars, drone package delivery, and technology advancing like never before, it can feel like everything, especially our work, is changing. But, there are some things that actually never change—like the five mindsets that could inspire your boss to ask you to ‘take a hike.’

James Schreier's curator insight, April 19, 2017 8:25 AM

This is about "paradigms."

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These Are Six Communication Styles That Every Single Person Uses

These Are Six Communication Styles That Every Single Person Uses | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever had a miscommunication or failed to comprehend what someone else was trying to say, it could be that your perceptual languages are getting in the way. Discovered by development psychologist Taibi Kahler, perceptual languages are the different processes of how people communicate. The way people communicate often carries more information than the words themselves, says clinical psychologist Nate Regier, cofounder of the communication-coaching firm Next Element.


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Communication is a complex process that goes much beyond mere verbal communication.The study of semiotics, kinesthetics and the use of gestures all of them happen to be an integral part of a system of communication that goes beyond the verbal level.Taibi Kahler suggests that "perceptual languages" are different processes and filters used by people while communicating with others. Teachers and educationists will find this article interesting especially as it helps them understand why some of their pupils find it difficult to comprehend what they think are "simple instructions".
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 11, 2017 6:56 PM

Everyone you talk to speaks one of these six “languages.” Here’s how to understand and communicate with them.

Infra Bazaar Pvt Ltd.'s comment, April 13, 2017 12:42 AM
nice info it is very helpful for communicating with others thanks for sharing.
Ian Berry's curator insight, April 15, 2017 7:57 PM
I believe there's a seventh language although there's no words I call it optimum communication and it's just a look. How do I know my wife wants to go home? It's just a look!
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Want to Be a Better Leader? Then Get Out of the Way

Let me first clarify what I mean by saying "get out of the way." I am not referring to being a passive leader nor am I saying that any good leader should be less visible. Quite the opposite. Being present and getting your hands dirty is part of the job. But there is a fine balance.

Working alongside the team in the trenches at times is important, but a high performance team must be empowered, nimble and adaptive. This is hard to accomplish when micro-managers are breathing down their necks all day. That's not a sound leadership strategy anyway and it won't lead to improving speed, efficiency or morale.


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Leaders who interfere too much, leaders who maintain a hawkeye's view of their employees need to "Get Out of the Way" according to this article! Somehow, successful leadership is about having the courage to give their subordinates the autonomy to do their thing. A tactful and unobtrusive supervisory style interspersed with periodic advice and tips for success will go a long way in empowering a team to be self-motivated, and self-driven.
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 6, 2017 6:40 PM

Effective leadership has many obstacles. Don't be one of them.

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8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ

8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ.

Cuddy suffered a car accident at the age of 19 which resulted in brain damage that took 30 points from her IQ. Before the crash Cuddy had an IQ near genius levels; her post-crash IQ was just average.

As someone who had always built her identity around her intelligence, the significant dip in Cuddy's IQ left her feeling powerless and unconfident. Despite her brain damage, she slowly made her way through college and even got accepted into the graduate program at Princeton.

Once at Princeton, Cuddy struggled until she discovered that it was her lack of confidence that was holding her back, not her lack of brainpower. This was especially true during difficult conversations, presentations, and other high-pressure, highly important moments.


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Attitude and confidence can bring down or boost IQ levels as this story would like you to understand. In other words, there  should be a positive correlation between attitude, confidence and intelligence! Somehow there has to be, also a relationship between all of them and Emotional Intelligence.
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Bryan Worn's curator insight, March 21, 2017 5:33 PM

If you have not watched (and even if you have) Amy Cuddy's TED Talk read this very useful article from her on body language.

donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 2017 10:38 AM
We often think of body language as the result of our attitude or how we feel. This is true, but psychologists have also shown that the reverse is true: changing your body language changes your attitude.
 
Jorge Rosa 's curator insight, July 10, 2017 8:19 PM

Você já parou e pensou o motivo que apenas um seleto grupo de pessoas prosperam e alcançam seus maiores objetivos, enquanto à maioria vivem estagnados e sem nenhuma perspectiva? Você acredita que essas pessoas são mais inteligentes? Você sabe o motivo por trás disso? Qual o segredo destes que alcançam lugares de destaque?

Pois saiba que mesmo uma pessoa com baixo QI pode conseguir resultado Mais do que Espetacular apenas aprendendo como.

 

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You Might Not Feel Tired, But Your Brain Needs More Sleep

You Might Not Feel Tired, But Your Brain Needs More Sleep | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Are you getting enough sleep? Before you answer, try this: Sometime during your workday, sit down (at your desk is fine) and close your eyes. For the next few minutes, just focus on your breathing, paying attention to each inhale and exhale. This is a standard mindfulness exercise. If you find yourself getting drowsy, then sorry, but you’re not sleeping enough.


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It is a good idea for organizations to have rest areas for their workers. These times offs, apart from lunch breaks should be made mandatory. In my organization, we have silence time during the beginning of the day and at the end of the day, unfortunately, a three minute silence time is simply not enough!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 8, 2017 10:03 PM

You might not feel tired, but your sleep deficit is probably holding back your cognitive functioning.

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How Can You Spot a Really Good Leader? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily

How Can You Spot a Really Good Leader? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.

Your next thought may be, How in the world did he (or she) make it this far up the ladder?

It's a fair question. People are promoted into leadership roles every day who have no business belonging there.

Sometimes it's political; other times it's the easier choice--promote from within and avoid the high cost of recruitment--but a bad choice, nonetheless.

The biggest challenge leaders face is performing to the set standards of the best in the business. This means raising the bar really high--as the ten hugely successful CEOs I wrote about recently have done.

In the end, you'll find the leadership journey is predicated on two things that drive success: Results and relationships. You can't have results at the expense of people. And serving your tribe well without getting results is merely putting lipstick on a pig.


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I guess this says it all! Leadership is not everybody's cup of tea! The biggest challenge faced in leadership positions is to perform to a very high set of standards.However, all is not lost for those who are struggling with leadership roles, as they can always make use of some of the tips given in this article!
 
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Susan Claudia Freeman's curator insight, April 24, 2017 11:49 AM
There are remarkable differences between LEADERS and MANAGERS...
 
Lisa Gorman's curator insight, April 25, 2017 12:23 AM

www.inc.com provide us with some useful ideas here about what 'really good' leaders to at work.  I've been thinking about the strategies offered; 1. giving feedback 2. regular team planning sessions 3. conducting stay interviews 4. recognition & appreciation 5. freedom to make decisions 6. allowing people to take on new responsibilities 7. open-door policy.  All of these rely on the fundamentally critical technical skill of being able to give and receive feedback and the heart-connected qualities that allow people to thrive because you want them to do their best.  For me, really good leaders empower people to succeed.  Allowing freedom is great, but to do this without building trust and sound relationships first, could be an action taken too soon. Interesting topic!  

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Ten Things Your Resume Doesn't Mention -- But It Should

Ten Things Your Resume Doesn't Mention -- But It Should | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

For fifty or sixty years job-seekers have been taught to write their resumes in the most opaque and unhelpful way imaginable.

Job-seekers have been taught to use terse, governmental language in their resumes, so that almost every job-seeker sounds identical to every other job-seeker!

That's the worst possible approach. You are not a dry, dusty person — you are lively and creative! Why not show some of that creativity and spark in your resume?


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This is a most important and highly informative write up by Liz Ryan! Resume writing is something we teach at school at the grade twelve level in India as part of job applications. We do not, however, don't tell our students to mention the "ten things" listed by Liz. Most of us professionals would prefer to outsource the designing of our resumes to an expert. However, for those of us who do our resumes ourselves, it would be a good idea to speak with our "own voice" and not hesitate in being "honest"! We are so used to cliches and accepted conventions that oftentimes, our resumes sound dead and boring. I will surely revisit my resume after this!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 11, 2017 7:07 PM

Here are 10 essential pieces of information that do not show up on 99% of resumes -- but they should!

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nice info it is very helpful for job seekers thanks for sharing.
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Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.

It sounds great, and it's true--but there is a catch. (We'll get to that in a minute.) For now, the science.

In the Harvard Grant Study, the longest running longitudinal study in history, (spanning 75 years and counting--from 1938 to the present), researchers identified two things that people need in order to be happy and successful:

The first? Love.

The second? Work ethic.

And what's the best way to develop work ethic in young people? Based on the experiences of the 724 high-achievers who were part of the study (including people like future-President Kennedy and Ben Bradlee, the Watergate-era editor of The Washington Post) there's a consensus.


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Encouraging kids to do chores will empower them for life as successful adults. We tend to pamper children, when we discouraged them from making an odd cup of tea, or perhaps empty their plates into the garbage can before placing them in the sink. Teaching children to wash their plates, lay the table, or even dust or tidy their rooms will go a long way in making them successful adults!
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 9, 2017 9:04 PM

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.

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9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the mistaken assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.

New research from Stanford tells the story. Carol Dweck and her colleagues conducted a study with people who were struggling with their performance. One group was taught to perform better on a task that they performed poorly in. The other group received a completely different intervention: for the task that they performed badly in, they were taught that they weren't stuck and that improving their performance was a choice. They discovered that learning produces physiological changes in the brain, just like exercise changes muscles. All they had to do was believe in themselves and make it happen.

When the groups' performance was reassessed a few months later, the group that was taught to perform the task better did even worse. The group that was taught that they had the power to change their brains and improve their performance themselves improved dramatically.


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The primary takeover in life is that we should never stop learning. the moment we think that we are who we are is the moment we give away our unrealized potential. In Gandhi's own words, 'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.'
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 23, 2017 6:15 PM

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.

Bryan Worn's curator insight, March 26, 2017 1:26 AM

All these skills are learnable, some are hard at first but like driving a car they become second nature when you have enough practice.

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Still Feel Unsuccessful? A New Stanford Study Says That's Probably a Good Sign

Still Feel Unsuccessful? A New Stanford Study Says That's Probably a Good Sign | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Are you one of the never satisfied strivers?

 

The type of person who, despite having some obvious successes in life--a solid career, a modicum of financial security, the respect of your peers--just never feels like you've quite made it?

 

Are you always a little worried you could be accomplishing more?

 

If so, you probably feel kind of crummy sometimes compared to your more easily contented competitors, but according to new research out of Stanford, all your ambition has a serious upside (hat tip to Science of Us for the pointer).

Perpetually feeling like you're a bit unsuccessful, it turns out, is a pretty good sign you're going to go on to achieve even greater things.


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Feeling unsuccessful might be good after all! A New Stanford study suggests that it is better to feel unsuccessful at times, rather than feel successful and satiated at times. Complacency and satisfaction might be obstacles to progress. What we need for constant progress is hunger. Hunger is the key to success. Organisations introduce disruption for the very fact that stagnancy and fixed routines might spawn laziness.
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 2, 2017 6:01 PM

Feeling like you have something to prove keeps you fighting, new Stanford research shows.

Bryan Worn's curator insight, March 6, 2017 2:57 PM

Comparisons are debilitating. There is always someone else who appears smarter, dumber, prettier, uglier, faster, slower etc. than us. This study shows once again the best way to fulfilment is through learning to be the best we can be.