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The Leader's Guide to Managing People by Fiona Dent, Mike Brent

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Your resilience

A good half of the art of living is resilience.

Alain de Botton, philosopher and writer

Resilience is the ability to speedily recover from adverse events and bounce back to our normal behaviour. There are many examples of people who demonstrate this characteristic on a day-to-day basis – for instance, the person who contracts a life-threatening disease and deals with it with dignity and grace and becomes stronger as a result; the soldier who loses a limb in war and goes on to run a marathon; the manager who is made redundant after 20-plus years’ service with an organisation and goes on to set up their own successful business. If we all put our minds to it we can think of several people in our own relationship network that ...

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