Good Monday morning,
The Business Development Bank of Canada recently 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 to “spring back & recover readily from adversity.”
The Grosvenor Resilient Cities Research Report states that “the ability of cities to thrive as centers of human habitation, production, and cultural development, despite the challenges posed by climate change, population growth, and globalization, is determined by their resilience.”
Grosvenor identified 3 Canadian cities in the top 10 of the most resilient cities in the world: Toronto, Vancouver & Calgary.
Jim Collins, best selling author of Good to Great, and Jeffrey Pfeffer author of Power, did a research study on Stanford MBA business students to discover who was successful & why.
Their findings determined one key element…
There were 4 key behaviours that enabled this quality.
- They don’t listen to the negative voices. They do listen to positive affirmations.
- They have a personal board of directors – specialists who they turn to when they need advice or information.
- They are comfortable not knowing, with moving forward anyway, and improvising along the way.
- They let go of the “yeah, but”. They don’t make excuses and don’t self-doubt.
We have all have had both personal and professional circumstances that didn’t end up as anticipated. How would you rate yourself on your resiliency meter? Continue the conversation with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google + and Facebook.
Resilient cities, companies & careers are ultimately built on resilient people.