In How Resilience Works, the author Diane L. Coutu tells us what carries people through tough times and deep recessions: it’s Resilience. How Resilience Works has 8 ratings and 2 reviews. These are dark days: people are losing jobs,taking pay cuts, suffering foreclosure ontheir homes. Som. Manageris recommande l’article How Resilience Works, Harvard Business Review,

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In order to be truly successful in all aspects of life, personal and professional, one must possess all three characteristics: Kaleido is also a content partner for Talentsquare. Coutu uses different words for improvisation – bricolage, ritualised ingenuity, pure curiosity, unbridled creativity – but what’s interesting about this is the mysterious nature of creative responsiveness.

After that she became Senior Auditor for the Rexilience Business Review in which she wrote different articles specializing l.couutu psychology and business. By being comfortable with change themselves, managers are better prepared to implement change in the workplace.

Book Review: How Resilience Works

When leaders take this approach the business will be prepared to endure as well as the employees. Continually improvising is taking the resources you have and using them in ways you never imagined Coutu, When facing difficulties in business or private life, some people seem to cope easier than others. Personally, I can face the reality of a situation and can usually see the bigger meaning behind decisions and changes.

As one of Coutu’s interviewees puts it, “More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails.

How resilience works.

Successful organizations have strong values that offer ways to interpret and shape events. Her work has been used as a reference for several other articles. Catherine Marsh marked it as to-read Dec 22, The first characteristic is the capacity to accept and face down reality. Georgi Chernev marked it as to-read Jan 15, Why do some people and companies buckle under pressure? This is neither good, nor bad, but it offers the framework to be robust under conditions of enormous stress and change.


Matthew Roberts marked it as to-read Mar 01, Schahub marked it as to-read Aug 10, Resilient people possess three defining characteristics: They find meaning in terrible times. They seek the best out of unfortunate situations and benefit from the positive view with a hard-nosed realism. Improvising is harder for me and is an area I need to work on to become a more resilient leader. When something happens, people tend to slip into denial, but resilient people have very sober and down-to-earth views of those parts of reality that matter for survival.

Marwa Arafa marked it as to-read Jan 05, Sergei marked it as to-read Feb 09, Want to Read saving…. Their characteristic is resilieence they get through difficult situations, imagining possibilities where others are confounded.

The rational decision-making model illustrates the decision making process.

Leaders must be pliable, able to adapt to adverse circumstances eiane respond quickly in order to keep the business operating. It just emerges from within mysteriously and unbidden, and Coutu acknowle Resilience requires byy things: Searching for meaning is not crying the victim, but instead looking for ways to bridge the gap until the brighter future arrives, and removing the present sense of being overwhelmed Coutu, Jennifer Simangunsong marked it as to-read Apr 03, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Personal Impact In reading the article I realized that I have the three characteristics of resilience in my personal life, but sometimes with school and work I do not possess all three characteristics. The author explains the three building blocks of resilience with several clarifying examples.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Seda marked it dizne to-read Dec 20, Nur Khabiba added it Sep 25, Their level of resilience will determine whether they will succeed or fail. Resilient organizations survive thanks to the improvisation and creativity of their people. Second, resilient people and organizations possess an ability to find meaning in some aspects of life. Kaleido is a thought and implementation leader, specialized in developing people and organizations. People who only have one or two of l.coutuu characteristics will have some success in life both personal and professional, but people who are truly successful throughout life possess all three characteristics.

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How Resilience Works by Diane L. Coutu

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. One of the characteristics of a resilient leader that Natalie wrote about is continually improvising. Janet marked it as to-read Wor,s 08, Kindle Edition9 pages.

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