Thriving Through Change: 5 proven ways to build resilience

Expat Academy Thriving Through Change: 5 proven ways to build resilience  Thriving Through Change: 5 proven ways to build resilience with Charlotte Nicholson provided some timely insights for all of us who are struggling to cope in an ever-changing and stressful landscape with no apparent end in sight. To adapt to change we need courage, but we also need to understand what ‘change’ consists of, our own pattern of responses and then find another way to view stressful situations in order to build resilience.

In her thought provoking session Charlotte explored The Energy Leadership Index (ELI) an assessment tool for understanding personal strengths and ‘gaps’. The different energy levels in the index identify patterns of behavioural response by assessing emotional and behavioural reactions, both under normal conditions and under stress. Change is inevitable, but by understanding our default reactions and gaining a deeper understanding of our perceptions, attitudes, behaviours, and overall life-leadership capabilities we can find another way to view it and see where we are ‘stuck’. By building a better awareness of ourselves we can increase our chances of success. Identifying and understanding your strengths and gaps will put you in touch with the missing link between your ambitions and your ability to achieve them and how to break through dominant thought patterns and habits that are derailing your progress. The key message is that how you see life and respond to what it throws at you is up to you!

In Charlotte’s work with leaders, The Energy Leadership Index Assessment has provided a unique lens on self-awareness and emotional intelligence, two key ingredients for any leader. Situational awareness of yourself and others is critical for a leader to respond appropriately to the people in their charge. Understanding where you are at any moment and how you respond to stress can make all the difference.”

Finally, Charlotte offered some tips for overcoming common problem situations in the workplace by demonstrating how we can control change, for example when dealing with ‘energy vampires’ and how to find new approaches to managing difficult relationships.

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