Resilience: How to Thrive and Survive in Any Situation helps you to prepare for adversity by finding healthier ways of responding to stressful thoughts and feelings. You will learn a comprehensive toolkit of effective therapeutic strategies and techniques, drawing upon innovative 'mindfulness and acceptance-based' approaches to cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), combined with elements of established psychological approaches to stress prevention and management. The book also draws upon classical Stoic philosophy to provide a wider context for resilience-building. This book is a complete course in resilience training, covering everything from building long-term resilience by developing psychological flexibility, mindfulness and valued action, through specific behavioural skills such as applied relaxation, worry postponement, problem-solving, and assertiveness. Each chapter contains a self-assessment test, case study, practical exercises and reminder boxes and concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step), which will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.
What happens when you all of a sudden hit a brick wall? Do you fight, freeze, or flee? Or would like to learn the art of responding like a tennis ball; the harder you get hit, the faster you bounce back. Most of the time we look at the external circumstances and wonder why this is happening to us! The answer, though, lies within us, and this path of discovery takes us towards resilience. This book reveals four secrets which are the founding pillars to attain self-mastery and break through all barriers of resilience. There have been many learnings from my experiences in life so far and I am always a work in progress. This book has helped me discover myself more. The book reveals various simple tools and techniques, if implemented can help you take failure in your stride and tap into your true and full potential. Succeeding in life is a matter of perception and differs from one person to another, but there is a common thread among all of us, which is to live a life well lived.
The essence of this book is to help and inspire people to adapt smoothly to the new “post-Covid World”, the “new normal”, as well as helping them improve other aspects of their lives. As an example, companies have been testing and adapting to new ways of working in order to improve employee performance, optimize outputs and reduce costs such as acquiring new communication tools, collaboration tools, virtual desktops as a service, and more. Some companies implemented what is called “flexiwork“, which is a hybrid mode that allows employees to work a few days from home with pre-notice, depending on the company’s policies. Due to Covid-19, all of these changes have been accelerated with incredible speed and even more incredible dimensions. During Covid-19, all of us have suffered an extreme lockdown that enforced the adoption of these tools and remote work. This is especially true for roles that can be done with a good laptop and strong internet connection. You will be surprised how much more you could accomplish in a short period of time, giving you the momentum that you need to keep setting greater goals in your personal and professional life. This book will help you to improve those important aspects in life.
The investment in global collaboration technology now exceeds US$45 billion. Professionals who work across cultures face some of the most cognitively, psychologically and emotionally difficult challenges, regardless of whether they work virtually or in person. And they often face these challenges without the help of a corporate guide. Build Your Cultural Agility is that guide. This book offers strategies to help you develop into a successful global professional, one who can comfortably and effectively work in and with people from different cultures. This book helps you leverage your natural strengths while providing suggestions for developing cultural agility competencies. Build Your Cultural Agility focuses on nine specific competencies that comprise cultural agility: three self-management competencies (tolerance of ambiguity, curiosity and resilience), three relationship-management competencies (humility, relationship-building and perspective-taking) and three task-management competencies (cultural minimization, cultural adaptation and cultural integration). Within each chapter, the author provides a case example of that competency in action, explains why the competency is critical for success, offers a self-awareness exercise to help you determine your level of proficiency and concludes with suggestions for self-development.
Today’s workplace is fast paced, highly complex, and sometimes even life-threatening. Yet it is possible to thrive in the ‘pressure-cooker’ of modern work life. We all have the right to enjoy rather than just endure work. In the unpredictability of even the most challenging environments, the route to success and fulfilment at work is to build our resilience. This groundbreaking book provides a highly effective toolkit that will empower you to survive, thrive and flourish in the dynamic and fast-changing context of blue-light services. Discover how to: • Be ready for the unexpected, feel calm and confident under pressure and avoid burnout • Reduce stress and anxiety by understanding the essential components of a resilient work life • Evaluate your own resilience factor with the Workplace Resilience Instrument “Jonathan Rees shows us through bright examples and actionable exercises that we, too, can thrive under pressure. Our own resilient behaviors can be modeled to match the situations we face. Although reading about what makes people resilient can be insightful, Jonathan’s battery of self-assessment tools provides the reader with specific feedback to be more effective and view adverse situations as opportunities more so than danger.” Dr. Larry Mallak, Western Michigan University, Author of 'The Workplace Resilience Instrument (WRI)' This book represents the next stage of Jonathan’s work and provides any senior leader in the public sector with an opportunity to learn and refresh the practical skills that will help them in these challenging roles. Whether you are a senior leader in policing, the NHS or elsewhere in the public sector I would recommend that you read this book and adopt its principles. I promise that it will help you to survive and thrive in the pressure cooker. Chief Superintendent Ian Wylie, Vice president, Police Superintendents’ Association.
How can you build unshakable confidence and resilience in a world still filled with ignorance, inequality, and discrimination? The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook will teach you how to challenge internalized negative messages, handle stress, build a community of support, and embrace your true self. Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. It’s what gives people the psychological strength to cope with everyday stress, as well as major setbacks. For many people, stressful events may include job loss, financial problems, illness, natural disasters, medical emergencies, divorce, or the death of a loved one. But if you are queer or gender non-conforming, life stresses may also include discrimination in housing and health care, employment barriers, homelessness, family rejection, physical attacks or threats, and general unfair treatment and oppression—all of which lead to overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness. So, how can you gain resilience in a society that is so often toxic and unwelcoming? In this important workbook, you’ll discover how to cultivate the key components of resilience: holding a positive view of yourself and your abilities; knowing your worth and cultivating a strong sense of self-esteem; effectively utilizing resources; being assertive and creating a support community; fostering hope and growth within yourself, and finding the strength to help others. Once you know how to tap into your personal resilience, you’ll have an unlimited well you can draw from to navigate everyday challenges. By learning to challenge internalized negative messages and remove obstacles from your life, you can build the resilience you need to embrace your truest self in an imperfect world.
Rise up before your time is up! Everyone relies on a set of skills to adapt to life’s challenges and setbacks. Rise Up: Be Resilient Like You’re Running Out of Time can help you effectively face stressors and adversity with confidence by providing you with easy-to-digest information, powerful tips and insight to developing and improving your inner strength. From clear and concise information on the characteristics of resilient people, to practices to help guide you on achieving resilience and applying techniques in your daily life, this guidebook can help you deal with life’s inevitable challenges and thrive no matter what comes your way. The path to achieving the resilience you desire in your life starts with some help from this simple and straightforward guidebook. “This book beautifully defines the mindset of resilience-the powerful idea that our ideas can actually make us grow. Like a kintsugi life, the Japanese art of underlining the cracks of a broken object with gold, you too can heal your scars with gold with ‘Rise Up: Be Resilient Like You're Running Out of Time.’” –Céline Santini, author of ‘Kintsugi: Finding Strength in Imperfection.’
This is a book about the advice I've read, mainly on the bus, on how to become a bit happier, calmer, kinder, and wiser, and how to get a slightly different perspective on life. I'm aiming this advice mostly at my children, and I've written this book with them in mind... but it’s helpful for anyone! I cover the wisdom of the Taoists, Zen Buddhists and Stoics and then some modern psychology, before I move on to some practical advice to increase your happiness based on the philosophies, books and articles that I’ve read. The BUS route is an abbreviation of: be here now, understanding empathy and compassion, and shrink desires. The book title is a happy coincidence, isn’t it? Throughout history we’ve had to deal with fear, anxiety, dissatisfaction, uncertainty, stress and lack of control. Our age is no different. I offer ways to cope, which includes: being more aware of life in the present moment, being more compassionate to yourself and others, looking at things more positively or realistically, looking at the big picture, and finding ways to manage your wants. This is a light-hearted look at how to be a little happier on the metaphorical bus journey of life, no matter what bumps in the road you’ll find.
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In this latest addition to the highly successful 100 Great Ideas series, readers will find a comprehensive guide to building success across all areas of their lives – covering work, family and community. Author Dr Peter Shaw, who has written two other titles in this series, distils 100 learning points from his vast experience in business and government, and conveys them in a highly personable, easy-to-read style. This book provides prompts for thought on balancing priorities well, understanding the drivers of your ambition, addressing what might hold you back, generating forward momentum, handling setbacks with care, building your reputation, balancing the short term and the long term, sustaining the success, growing team success and engaging with the future. Inspiring case-studies of people who faced myriad challenges are presented, showing the ways in which they eventually surmounted their difficulties. No matter how you define success, 100 Great Building Success Ideas is an invaluable companion on your personal and professional life journey.
For all undergraduate, postgraduate and school-based routes to qualified teacher status, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School is an essential introduction to the key skills and knowledge needed to become a secondary teacher. Underpinned by evidence-informed practice and focussing on what you need to know to thrive in the classroom, the eighth edition is fully updated in light of changes in the field, covers new topics and provides additional guidance on topics such as developing your resilience, using digital technologies, closing the achievement gap and using data to inform your teaching and pupil learning. The text includes a wealth of examples and tasks to demonstrate how to successfully apply theory to practice and how to critically reflect on and analyse your practice to maximise pupil learning. The wide range of pedagogical features supports both school- and university-based work up to Masters level. Written by experts in the field, the 37 concise units create unit-by-unit coverage that can be dipped into, offering guidance on all aspects of learning to teach including: Managing your workload Lesson planning Curriculum Motivating pupils Promoting behaviour for learning Assessment, marking and feedback Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Applying for jobs, developing as a professional and networking Learning to Teach in the Secondary School provides practical help and guidance for many of the situations and potential challenges you are faced with in school. The text is extended by a companion website that includes additional information as well as specific units covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Supported by the subject-specific titles in the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring secondary school teacher.
If businesses can be agile to survive in an uncertain world, so can you. The future of work requires you to move flexibly and quickly to react to change; that's where your mindset matters. Who wouldn't want to know how to best navigate the choppy waters of change? Resilience is the skill to master for the future of work. The capacity to overcome adversity and, crucially, to learn from experiences and grow, resilience is the tool to have in your business leadership arsenal. From an individual perspective, it will lead to better performance and wellbeing, and for your team, you can positively affect change and build a culture of resilience that permeates your business. In Mindset Matters chartered psychologist and star LinkedIn Learning instructor, Gemma Leigh Roberts, teaches you why mental agility is the key ingredient to developing resilience and how to achieve it. This book will teach you the principles of thriving in uncertainty. From changing perspectives, emotional flexibility, a growth mindset, to cementing your mindset shift in others and your team, you will learn research-backed strategies that will allow you to grow your resilience and use change to your advantage. With energy and speed, you can embrace moments of pivots and ensure you and your business bounce back from whatever the world throws at you next.
Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness As a leader, you have work that is complex, full of ups and downs. Your ability to be resilient—to pick yourself up after setbacks and keep on going no matter the challenges—is critical not only to successful leadership but also to fostering teams, generating collaboration, and igniting your organization. In this breakthrough book, veteran consultants Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell show that Appreciative Inquiry can be an invaluable tool to build that resilience. Appreciative Inquiry is a time-tested, highly effective, and widely used change method that emphasizes identifying what's working well in a system and building on those strengths. Originating in the 1980s, it's been responsible for dramatic results in every conceivable type of organization. Using the authors' Appreciative Resilience model, leaders can use AI to increase their ability to weather the storms they'll inevitably face and come out stronger. A profoundly practical guide, this book features first-person accounts from leaders in all kinds of settings and situations describing how they've used AI concepts to increase their resilience, as well as a detailed description of the exercises and practices the authors use in their Appreciative Resilience Workshop. McArthur-Blair and Cockell believe that the core of resilience is the interplay among despair, hope, and forgiveness. Every leader experiences despair in those moments when there is no clear path forward. Maintaining hope that a better future is possible enables leaders to keep going. And forgiveness, of one's own shortcomings and those of others, helps leaders move from despair to hope. AI's focus on the best of what is and using that to generate the future makes it a particularly powerful aid and ally on this journey.