Examples Of Resilience And Leadership

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A Review on Resilience and Leadership Introduction Resilience refers to the ability for ones to cope successfully with significant change, adversity, or risk (Greene & Conrad, 2002). It is one of the many leadership behaviors and it can greatly influence the organizational efficacy (Bohn, 2002). Resilience can be improved and developed with appropriate concept-based methods (Daniel & Wassell, 2002). To improve our resilience, we had to understand some concepts about resilience and our current possession of resilience. Some concepts about resilience will be discussed in the paper while my possession of resilience will be evaluated and reflected based on life experiences. Five Concepts related to Resilience The five important concepts related…show more content…
With good family cohesion, an individual is supported praised by their family, and can talk to and find help from their family (von Soest, Mossige, Stefansen, & Hjemdal, 2010). The feeling of being loved unconditionally is a vital motivation and the mainstay for an individual to sustain, to preserve, and not to give up when facing adversities. For example, when people face an adverse situation or a significant change, it is likely for them to feel worried and anxious. As a result, they will turn to their family, who they trusted the most, to pour out their troubles if they have good family cohesion. In this way, their stress can be relieved, and their family can provide support by expressing their empathy, give some suggestions and the senior family members can share their own life experience with the person. This is related to dispositional attributes as family cohesion and relationship can affect the emotions of an individual, and appropriate handling and guidance during past adverse situations can affect an individual’s growth of resilience. In other words, if a person seek help from his family and successfully overcome an adversity, he will be more likely to seek help from his family again when he faced another significant change, adversity, or risk. Family cohesion can affect external support system as well. This is because family might act…show more content…
Some examples of external support systems in the community includes the counselling services provided by schools and the government, different professionals, non-governmental organizations(NGOs) that serves a particular group of needy. People can seek help and advice from these systems according to their needs. For instance, those with financial problems can seek subsidies from the government and NGOs, while those facing academic adversity can seek advice from the counsellors at school, their supervisors, or peers (von Soest et al., 2010). These external support systems, compared to family, can provide more professional and knowledge-based advice, more resources, and can understand the situation of the person to a greater extent as they were more experienced in handling clients who faced similar situations. In the Hong Kong situation, the Hong Kong community have a complex and highly developed external support system as there are a considerable amount of supporting measures by the government and
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