March 29, 2022

Resilience as a Leadership Discipline

Leadership Development

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The healthcare landscape continues to shift under our feet. Looking ahead, fulfilling your organization’s mission, serving your community well, and remaining financially strong all hinge largely on this oft-overlooked discipline: resilience.

To be clear, we’re not just talking about your ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions, though that’s incredibly important. More than that, resilient leaders also enable the people around them to remain strong, healthy, and clear-headed under pressure.

How do you become more resilient?

I encourage you to practice the following:

  1. Take care of yourself. Make regular time for adequate rest and recharge. You can’t be there for other people otherwise.
  2. Empower others. Your organization will not be resilient if you are always the one who has all the answers. It’s ok to allow others to make decisions and even fail sometimes so your teams have an opportunity to grow, and responsibilities don’t all land on your shoulders.
  3. Review the initiatives and strategies you have in place. Does it make sense to reshuffle or drop a few things? As conditions change, reprioritizing gives you a chance to relieve some pressure from yourself and your organization.

What’s one thing you can do today to turn resilience practices into habits?

Related Resource:
Key Leadership Competencies

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Kristy Kainrath, MBA, PCC

Kristy Kainrath, MBA, PCC is a strategic thinker known for her passion in helping others be their best selves through awareness and purpose.

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