10 Working habits to develop your resilience

by Jan 19, 2016

Working habits can develop resilience

Even if we totally want to depart ourselves from the patriarchal model, society will give us enough reasons to need to spring back into the swing of things. [Tweet “A woman leader will never run away. “] Rather she will recover quickly and continue her work, she has developed good working habits to develop resilience.

To easily understand how you can manage your working life, there are three questions you should first ask yourself;

  • Do you love power?
  • Are you comfortable being powerful but not seeking it?
  • Do you hate power?


    Working habits that develop resilience

  • Well… being a leader, especially a woman leader, I will tell you that it does not matter if you love power or not. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Let me tell you what really matters. What matters is the reason you want (or don’t want) to be a leader, and to have the power. If this reason is the right one, if, from the deepest part of your heart, you desire the leadership role to be able to transform our world into a better one, then nothing on this planet can stop you.Nothing can put you down and no matter what… your resilient capacity will always lift you back up.

    Challenges at Work

    [Tweet “You can encounter many challenges at your work.”] The most common are:

    1. A lack of workplace support.
    2. An ineffective leadership programs for women.
    3. The stereotypes. [Tweet “How can a woman have a family and a career at the same time?”] Surprisingly, some people still think this way.
    4. Sometimes you feel that you have not been heard. No matter what great ideas you have, you feel like everyone is deaf and blind to them.
    5. Men and women are valued differently. [Tweet “People still believe that women are less capable than men.”]

    Without a doubt, many people know the case of Marisa Mayer, the CEO at “Yahoo! Inc.” She succeeded to climb the leadership ladder and over time, she brought high value to this company. However, when she gave birth to her son and asked for a two-week well-deserved vacation, no one remembered how competent she was. Everyone was debating if she can be a good mother and at the same time one of the leaders of the company.

    Cases like this make you wonder how to avoid such situations and if you cannot avoid them, how you can quickly recover and get back on track.

    10 Working Habits to Develop Your Resilient Qualities


Good Working Habits

1. Resist perfectionism. Do not let this guide your actions. You do not have to be perfect. You have to think strategically then act with tactfulness.

2. If you made a mistake, simply acknowledge it and avoid apologizing.

3. Build your brand intentionally. This will put you back on track, no matter of the encountered situation. Be aware of what you want to do, how you want to do it and what people will gain from you doing it.

4. Read. Read as much as possible, especially what other women in leadership positions have to say.

5. Remind yourself when in need, what goals must your team fulfill, what your role is and how to stick to your “to do” list.

6. Analyze your past and acknowledge that any failure that you have momentarily experienced only happened for your highest good. Understanding this will transform you into a leader who will always come back to “life” as a mythical phoenix always does.

7. Cultivate your decision making and when in need, you’ll be able to choose the best variant

8. Ask for advice. Don’t forget that you are a human being also, therefore, there will always be someone who can bring you the solution to an apparently unsolvable problem.

9. Be flexible if you want to control your resilient abilities.

10.Finally, do not forget to relax. [Tweet “There is no reason to stress yourself without giving your body and mind a well-deserved pause”]. Make a habit of detaching yourself from time to time and focusing on yourself. If any other methods would fail, this one will always win, and you will be able to come back to the daily leadership role, more powerful than ever.

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