Maureen Metcalf, CEO and Founder of Metcalf & Associates, Inc., presented a webinar for the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce on how to move business forward by enhancing leader and employee ability to respond to continual changes and remain focused on their goals. For those interested, we are offering the presentation and the resiliency test online at no cost.
Resilience is one of the five leadership components of Innovative Leadership as described in the Innovative Leadership Fieldbook, winner of the 2012 International Book Award for Best Business Reference Book.
In leadership terms, we define Resilience as the ability to adapt in the face of ongoing change while continuing to be both fluid in approach and driven toward attaining strategic goals. In our very dynamic work environment, leaders, their employees and their organizations must be resilient to accommodate swift and continual change. The underlying premise is this: as a leader or employee, you need to be physically and emotionally healthy to do a good job. In addition to be physically and emotional health, the resilient person also has a clear sense of life purpose and strong supportive relationships. Organizations need to consist of healthy people – and that happens when leaders, culture, systems, and processes promote health during times of stress. For people and organizations, enhancing resilience requires a personal change.
Resilience is a hot topic these days as people try to figure out how to bend with the winds of economic change without breaking. The challenge is how to develop resilience or rebuild it when it gets low. This webinar provides some suggestions and basic practices of how to begin on the path of building resilience and to cultivate the ability to deal with today’s frantic pace of change and stress. If you are interested in more indepth information, we offer a half day workshop that includes comprehensive exercises to help participants build resilience.
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions to help area businesses thrive. Leveraging a customized, consultative approach to support members that range from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, the Chamber assists in the growth of the Columbus Region economy one business at a time.
Founded nearly 130 years ago, the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce has evolved to become the largest business services organization and primary
advocate for the Columbus Region business community.
To learn more about becoming a more authentic leader using Innovative Leadership we recommend taking leadership assessments, reading the Innovative Leadership Fieldbook and the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations. We also offer several workshops to help you build these skills.