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Principles that create more resilient teams
Madelyn Blair Ph.D.
The Finns are the happiest people in the world. It just might relate to how they handle and even seek out discomfort. Can we?
New questions can force new answers that must draw from everything we know. Thinking is essential.
Resilience is the ability to make a decision in discomfort. Can you do it with grace?
Doing the right thing is not always enough. Discover how doing things beautifully is more satisfying in unexpected ways.
When Emma Gonzalez held her audience in silence, her strategy was more powerful than words. Silence has real agency.
When you are feeling sad, hopeless, or depressed, listen to what one man says about the affect of action. Can selected actions change our outlook?
Leadership is a journey and also a performance. Preparing for those performance moments is real, doable, and produces brain growth.
If it is hard to break a habit, yet just as hard to create a new one, why not spend time creating new ones?
Finding new perspectives is hard to do even in slow times. Today, it takes conscious effort. Here are the steps to take to see new things and gain new insights.
Everybody is talking about the value of mindfulness today. I’d like to talk about the value of mindlessness, otherwise known as daydreaming.
Stories shape us. Exploring the stories from your life offers undreamed insights, because when stories lie together, they grow a tangle of roots.
Do you have a safe place to put disturbances so they no longer bother you, yet are honored for the lessons they contain?
A true leader sometimes must close her eyes in order to see more.
Critical thinking requires us to question assumptions—especially our own.
Are you doing this simple behavior that grows your leadership and your resilience? Learn more in this final next-level leadership article.
While some people struggle to fit everything into the day, others have an abundance of time while still accomplishing a lot. Learn the behavior that separates these two experiences
What does narrative psychology have to do with being an impactful leader? The answer might surprise you.
What pushes people beyond functional mastery toward true leadership? These four behaviors explain what separates managers from leaders.
Is the pressure to eat, sleep, and breathe one goal conducive to achieving more? Read on to learn why this common goal-setting strategy may not be best for most people.
How we respond to bad news (as opposed to the news itself) can tell us a lot about our resilience as both people an leaders.
Curiosity is a powerful mental skill that indicates and impacts resilience. Learn why the most resilient leaders cultivate curiosity.
What do resilient leaders and Olympic athletes have in common? They both leverage the same key strategy to manage competition in ambiguous times.
Why resilient leaders focus on leveraging what they are good at instead of fixing their faults.
How do resilient leaders cultivate a go-to team that can advance and challenge their thinking?
Don't let commitments overwhelm you at the end of this year. Overcome the "commitment concussion" with these strategies from resilient leaders.
Does gratitude play a role in resilient leadership? A growing body of research offers surprising insights.
Change your perspective and expand your knowledge by taking advantage of new words.
Venturing out of your comfort zone is dangerous. Discover why Twyla Tharp loves this uncomfortable space.
Purchasing a book can be such an intensely personal process, one that has been somewhat diminished by the ability to order a title at any given time online.
The solution of a problem is not always the resolution. Using the structure of story highlights when the resolution has been missed even after the planned actions. Resolve to solve your problems to the real 'happy ending.'
Madelyn Blair, Ph.D., on the faculty of Columbia University, offers strategies for you to unlock resilience. Known for storytelling and knowledge management, she is a popular speaker, author, and instructor.
Dedicated to those who feel embattled and wish to develop the qualities that build and unlock resilience.