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Your Resilient Leader Profile
Keeping things in order creates a sense of calm that helps you weather many a difficult situation. And those around you likely appreciate your steadiness and thoughtfulness in a crisis. Your conscientiousness is an asset not just for you but for those around you because you anticipate challenges.
But it can be rattling when the best-laid plans fall apart and you are reminded that much is outside of your control. Your emotions tend to take a back seat to logic which can also sap you of your resilience. And you may tend to lean into your skepticism a little heavily, especially if those around you seem to be swept away in trends or lofty ideals. That can cause you to miss interesting opportunities.
Your Best Resilience Strategies
Create an A/B/C goal. One of your core strengths is planning. But of course, life can throw you some curve balls. The A/B/C goal-setting process helps you succeed even when plans fall apart. Here’s how it works:
1)Set your A-level goal, which is your ideal outcome. For example: Your budget proposal gets accepted by senior management.
2) Next, set your B-level goal, which is something more within your control. For example: To write a compelling business case. With this goal, you can focus on learning what creates a compelling business case, get advice, and set aside time to write effectively.
3) Your C-level goal is always to learn something. Whether your A-level and B-level goals are reached, you can learn something to take forward in the future.
Ask your inner skeptic, “what is the best that can happen?”. Often, when our inner skeptic is running the show, we can focus on the worst-case scenario. You probably don’t need to train yourself to ask “What’s the worst that can happen?”. Your Master Planner mind has already hashed that out and come up with a plan. Asking yourself what is the best that can happen is a way to trigger possibilities rather than problems in your mind.
Look for better practices rather than best practices. Author Adam Grant offers this gem in his book Think Again. When we lock in on best practices, we unconsciously rule out the possibility of improving upon what exists. Look at your best practice and then ask, how could this be even better?
You have so much to offer as a Master Planner. Being aware of your strengths and gaps is just the beginning of your journey as a resilient leader. Stay tuned and I’ll share with you yet more ways to strengthen your resilience so you can sustainably and authentically share your gifts as a leader. Now go give the world your rock-solid plans so we can actually get the thing done!
I know that navigating these challenging times as a leader can make you feel a little…
But the good news is…
With a few simple shifts, you can become a truly resilient leader who can give your all, for the long run. The best is yet to come!
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I’m Wendy Hultmark, ACC, and my mission as a leadership coach is to help people strengthen their resilience and deepen their understanding of themselves and the other humans around them so that leadership is a sustainable and fulfilling career.
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