The ability to bounce back from setbacks is often described as the difference between successful and unsuccessful people. Resilience has been shown to positively influence work satisfaction and engagement, as well as overall well-being, and can lower depression levels. But resilience isn't just a kind of solitary internal "grit" that allows us to bounce back. New research shows that resilience is also heavily enabled by strong relationships and networks. We can nurture and build our resilience through a wide variety of interactions with people in our personal and professional lives. These interactions can help us to alter the magnitude of the challenge we're facing. They can help crystalize the meaningful purpose in what we are doing or help us see a path forward to overcome a setback — these are the kinds of interactions that motivate us to persist.
Source: Cross, Dillon, Greenberg - Harvard Business Review
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About the Presenter:
Jeffrey J. Pietrzak, Ph.D., is the Founder and CEO of the startup Work Exceptional, LLC, a consulting firm on a mission to provide tailored business and human capital consulting solutions focused on results, accessible to companies of all sizes. Throughout his career, Dr. Pietrzak has built and led peoplefocused initiatives for organizations ranging from small startups to global Fortune 500 firms, hyper-focused on achieving results. He has helped grow headcount and financial results through executive coaching, organizational development, learning and development, and a variety of human capital practices.
As a former Chief People Officer, he has nearly 20 years of working in various industries, including healthcare, technology, insurance, retail, manufacturing, restaurants, hospitality, recruiting, and distribution. He has a knack for identifying the strengths of others, helping them realize those strengths, and maximizing their abilities to create high-performing work environments. Dr. Pietrzak enjoys working at all levels of organizations to learn about needs, bringing his perspective and experience to the table in practical and actionable ways.
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