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The Art and Science of Resilience and Survival: 12 Rules Of Life

The Art and Science of Resilience and Survival: 12 Rules Of Life

In "Surviving Survival" Laurence Gonzales looks deeply into the mental processes that enable us to cope with the trauma that often sets in during and after a challenge to our survival. In the final chapter of the book, The Rules of Life, Gonzales outlines 12 key principles of resilience and survival:


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How to be Resilient - Face Reality, Find Meaning, Creatively Improvise.

How to be Resilient  - Face Reality, Find Meaning, Creatively Improvise.

Diane Koutu, writing for Harvard Business Review, suggests 3 very useful distinctions around being resilient. I like them because they addresses some of the weaknesses of otherwise excellent schools of thought such as Martin Seligman's Learned Optimism - namely that it encourages people just to soldier on and put a brave face on things and not ask for help which can be seen as failure.


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Learned Optimism 101

Learned Optimism 101

Learned Optimism is an approach to self-improvement invented by American psychologist, Doctor Martin Seligman and described in his book, Learned Optimism (1990). Seligman argues for the benefits of an optimistic outlook and describes how to learn to be optimistic.


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Small Team Collaboration: Seven Key Beliefs To Work As A Great Team

Small Team Collaboration: Seven Key Beliefs To Work As A Great Team
What makes great teams such? Is it just a coincidence that some teams consistently outperform others or is being a high performing team due to specific traits of those who make the team up? Robin Good and Ken Thompson suggest the team's beliefs are the key.

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The seven beliefs of high performing teams

The seven beliefs of high performing teams

Beliefs are the fuel which can really energise bioteams

There is one, often neglected area, which a team needs to address as part of a bioteaming strategy if it wants to be exceptionally successful - team member beliefs.


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