Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right. (Henry Ford)
Intuitively, we know our attitude is important.
Did you know that attitude plays an important role in a leader’s resilience?
ECC Global Affiliate, Managing Partner at Leadership Choices and author of a new book “Resilience in Corporate Leadership,” Karsten Drath, considers attitude one of the 7 Spheres of Resilience.
You may recall that “raw resilience,” the resilience built into our DNA, influences the degree to which we’re affected by stress. Unlike our raw resilience, which we can’t control, we can control our attitude. When our attitude supports our efforts, it helps us cope with change and come out stronger when faced with adversity.
The next time you face a stressful situation, try asking yourself these questions:
- What are your first thoughts when things get stressful?
- If they’re not positive, how can you think about the situation differently to reinforce your capability and strength?
To become a more resilient leader, remember that the one thing you can always control is your attitude.
Want to learn more? Join ECC and Karsten Drath on May 14, 2015, when Karsten discusses attitude and the other six Spheres of Resilience.