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How Resilient Are You?
How do you react to life's difficulties? Take this quiz. People with excellent mental health are resilient, agile, hardy, and thrive under pressure. They have stress-resistant personalities and learn valuable lessons from rough experiences. They rebound from major setbacks even stronger than before.

"We have to do this!" How two OD Specialists Converted Losing Their Jobs into a Positive Transition for their Organization and Themselves
Two organizational development specialists were shocked when the new deputy administrator in their state agency called them into his office and said their jobs had been eliminated. He said they would be transferred to another agency in a few weeks. Read how they acted in a thoughtful way rather than reacting as a victim.

Developing a Highly Resilient, Change Proficient Work Force
Lean, customer driven, agile corporations are having difficulties finding qualified employees. The school systems are not graduating students prepared for employment in excellent, constantly changing corporations....

Guidelines for Listening to War Veterans
The main problem for many war veterans and survivors of torturous experiences is not what they went through. Their problem is that very few people have the emotional strength to listen to them talk about what they went through. Here are some guidelines if you REALLY want to listen....

The Five Levels of Resilience
Everyone is born with the potential to develop the five levels of resiliency which are: 1) Maintaining your emotional stability, 2 ) Ability to focus outward, 3) Ability to focus inward, 4) Well developed resiliency skills, and 5) Talent for serendipity.

Overcoming the "Good Child" Syndrome
A major barrier to developing strong resiliency skills comes from being trained to be a "good boy" or a "good girl." Read about reasons why being a "good child" can be detrimental to your quest to be resilient.

To Be Resilient, Resist the Hype About Stress
How much unpleasant strain you experience in your work is your subjective reaction... If you allow yourself to believe your job is full of stress, you might very well become less resilient and more convinced that your are under even more stress. It's a vicious cycle. Read how to break the pattern.

Holding Meetings During Emotional Times
Here are some professional guidelines about how to facilitate group meetings in a sensitive way while people are reeling under the emotional impact of our national tragedy.

How to Handle the Emotional Side of Job Loss and Job Search with Resiliency
Losing your job through no fault of your own can wipe you out emotionally. How do you find the energy to search for work? How do you deal with your anger? You know that prospective employers are turned off by an applicant who complains about a previous employer, how can you be pleasant, relaxed, and self-confident in an interview when you don't feel that way? Here are some guidelines for skillfully handling the emotional challenge of dealing with job loss and searching for new employment.

How to Develop Survivor Resiliency
Years of research into the inner nature of highly resilient survivors has created a solid understanding of human resiliency and how it develops. To develop your resiliency, this article details key qualities to strengthen.

Caregiver Resiliency
Some caregivers are more resilient, hardy, and stress-resistant than others. They hold up well under pressure and even gain strength from the difficulties and strains. Read a case study with tips about what can help you to create resiliency tendencies.

Resiliency and Longevity
Research into the psychology of aging shows that psychologically resilient adults cope well with an aging body. Resiliency can be developed and increased at any age, but it can't be taught. A longevity program for developing psychological resiliency must avoid standard "training" methods.

Exceptional Mental Health:
A curiosity which started in 1953 about life's best survivors led to the identification of a small subgroup within the population who will probably be the normal or typical human of the future. Such persons can be described as having "survivor" or "synergistic personalities."

It is hypothesized that the synergistic personality reflects the emergence of a new level of human development and brain functioning that is fundamentally different and more advanced than that of Cro-Magnon humans.

Small Business Success Requires Resiliency
A checklist that describes personal traits seen in people who have a better than average chance in establishing and succeeding at running a home based business. See how you match up.

Resilienz, Coping und Hardiness
Resiliency information in German!! Found in the Fachzeitschrift "Personalführung", Inhalt Personalführung 4/2006. "Resilienz-Training nach Al Siebert: Aus Niederlagen lernen, aus Krisen gestärkt hervorgehen"

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