The Business Development Bank of Canada announced the BDC Entrepreneurial Resiliency Award. This award is focused on recognizing a Canadian business that has undergone a successful turn around and become stronger as a result of it.
Dictionary.com defines resiliency as the ability to spring back and recover readily from adversity.
The Grosvenor Resilient Cities Research Report looks at “the ability of cities to thrive as centres of human habitation, production and cultural development, despite the challenges posed by climate change, population growth and globalization.”
Grosverner identified the following 3 Canadian cities as the top 10 of the most resilient cities in the world:
Resilient cities are full of resilient people, and resilient companies are full of resilient professionals.
Jim Collins, best selling author of Good to Great and Jeffrey Pfeffer author of Power in Organizations, did a research study on Stanford MBA business students to discover who was successful and why. Their findings determined one key element: resilience.
There were 4 key behaviours that enabled them to be resilient:
- They don’t listen to the negative voices.
- They have a personal board of directors.
- They are comfortable not always knowing the answer.
- They let go of the “yeah but”.
We have all had both personal and professional circumstances that didn’t end up as anticipated. How would you rate yourself on your resiliency meter?
Resilient cities, companies, leaders and careers are ultimately built on resilient people.
Along the road with you!
P.S. Register to join our next free weekly 45 minute CareerClass Webinar “Ask Alan” on January 31 at 12:00 pm EST. Get advice and insight on committing to your professional goals.
P.P.S. Stop by our booth (number 835) at the 2018 HRPA Annual Conference from January 31 to February 2. Chat with us about how we can help you and your organization become more resilient.