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Effective Executive Leadership and Resilience
Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Executive leadership requires physical and psychological resilience. There are many reasons for this not least the simple fact of the high levels of demands, accountability and uncertainty that executive leadership is there to address. And of course, part of the leadership role is to create the conditions where others can be resilient.
The resilience aspect of leadership is a core capability of leaders that determines their success, and that of their organisations. We need personal resilience to manage ourselves, so as to enable people to stay focused on the ‘what’ we are trying to do – the core purpose. The popular approach to personal resilience is often based on the ‘positive psychology’ movement and the mass of self-help books demonstrate this approach which advocates ‘bouncing back from adversity’, ‘developing grit’ and so forth. However, we could argue that one of the key elements of developing our own resilience is to be wise to the extrinsic and intrinsic risks to our resilience and seek to manage those well.
The session, led by Jolyon Morris, will combine an exploration of what resilience is and how to develop it, particularly in the context of executive leadership.
About Jolyon Morris
Jolyon Morris is an organisational consultant and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He has provided consultation to organisations, leaders and managers for 20 + years and prior to that held senior leadership roles in manufacturing and commercial businesses.