Good afternoon everyone!
This week we will be completing Section 2, Lesson 1: Being Resilient in the Pathway of the Quarter: Change Agility. This lesson should take about 30 minutes to complete. If you haven't done so already, please take a few moments out of your busy schedule to learn with me! We'll be back Wednesday to post discussions on the content in this week's lesson.
Here is to another great week of learning 😊
P.S don't forget to mark the content complete in the CUES Learning Portal for credit!
I agree with Amey, Laura! Your mother is a phenomenal example!One of the standouts for me from the Harvard Business Review (side note: I love HBR!) was the section on facing reality. It states that most resilient people are not overly optimistic. I've been thinking a lot about this since reading it, and I think being realistically optimistic is a great leadership trait that we don't hear a lot about.It's a tough balancing act for optimism and realism, and one in which you need to completely understand your audience, but it can have a huge impact when it comes to leadership. Thinking back on the discussion for Week 1, it touched on transparency when moving through change. Going through change and continually having a "glass half full" attitude about the past, present, and/or future will likely not resonate with an entire team.However, if you change your mindset, you can better help them explain why change is needed with a realist optimist mindset."The glass is half full, and we've enjoyed that, but if we are not proactive and changing, the glass will eventually be empty."I recall reading some of the most powerful speeches in history while in college, and many of them are realistically optimistic. One in particular stands out to me - Ronald Reagan addressing the nation about the Challenger:
"...to the school children of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle's takeoff. I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It's all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It's all part of taking a chance and expanding man's horizons. The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we'll continue to follow them..."Being optimistic and looking toward the future but understanding what can happen along the way is one of the best ways to go about change and leadership.