Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2015 - (Page 21)

LEADING WITH RESILIENCE BY SIOBHAN BROWN, CMP, PMP, CTDP A IS LEADER'S ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE PERSONAL RESILIENCE ARGUABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR WHEN COPING WELL DURING STRESSFUL SITUATIONS AND TIMES OF CHANGE. SINCE WE LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING AND CHANGING, BEING ABLE TO MANAGE OUR OWN REACTIONS TO CHANGE, AS WELL AS LEAD OTHERS THROUGH IT, IS CRITICAL. WHY CHANGE IS CHALLENGING Typically, most individuals choose the comfort of familiarity (even if things aren't functioning as they should) rather than the anxiety that comes with the unknown. In a recently published book, "Change or Die," Alan Deutschman explains why "the odds are nine to one that individuals will not alter their behavior even when faced with the likelihood of dying prematurely as a result of bad habits." Business leaders who see this statistic might question their chances for success in leading less threatening initiatives in their organization. Surrounded by the pressure to respond to a rapidly shifting world, leaders need tools to address the many challenges in building and maintaining new initiatives, so that they can address the needs of their employees and respond appropriately to their reactions to change. CULTIVATING RESILIENCE Resilience is the ability to remain productive during turbulence. Resilient leaders help people achieve better outcomes for themselves and their organizations. If a team can recognize and use its resilience strengths as effectively as it uses other knowledge and skills, it lays the groundwork for outstanding performance when the team encounters major change, according to "Managing Change with Personal Resilience" by Mark Kelly and Linda Hoopes. T R A I N I N G I N DUSTR Y MA GAZ INE - SPRING20 1 5 I WWW.TRAIN INGINDU S T RY . C OM/ MAGAZ I NE 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2015

Soft Skills Make Up Vital Part of Corporate Training
Table of Contents
Guest Editor: Leadership: The Artichoke Effect
Focusing on Mindsets and Attitudes
The Importance of Soft Skills For Trainers
Social Simulators Bring Training to Life
The Power of Storytelling in Organizational Development
Leading Change with Resilience
Why Perspective Selling Makes Sense
Harnessing the Power of Teamwork
Collaborate to Innovate: Building an Innovation-Friendly Business Culture
Are You Using the Best Metrics to Evaluate Your Skills Training?
Influencing into the Future
Culture: The Enemy at the Gate of Innovation
Casebook: T-Mobile: Answering the Call for Leadership Development
Leadership is an Inside Job
Vendor Selection Tips for Corporate Sales Training
Checking Your Motivation to Lead
The Real ROI of Leadership Training: Soft Skills Lead to Hard Results
Closing Deals
Company News
What's Online
Training Talk

Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2015