Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds Hello. My name is Suzanne Ross and I’m a senior lecturer in executive education at Nottingham Business School. Nottingham Trent University. I’m founder of two Thrive consultancy, and I’m also a qualified and experienced leadership coach. Welcome to developing your leadership resilience. The purpose of the course is to help you as leaders to develop your ability to not just cope but thrive during challenging and difficult times. The course runs over three weeks in the first week. What we’ll be looking at is the concept of resilience. How do we define resilience? And most importantly, what does it mean for you to be resilient? We’ll look at resilience in the context of leadership, which is a relatively new field of study.
Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds In the second week, what will start to look out are the antecedents to resilience. So by that we mean if resilience is a reaction and a response, what is it a reaction and a response to? So we’ll look at stress. We’ll look at adversity. But leadership is also about maximizing the opportunities and being resilient and confident to be able to go for those opportunities. I really appreciate that you’re so busy and taking the time out to reflect on this is really difficult. But it’s exactly when we’re busy that we need to press pause, step back and reflect and consider if there are more effective ways of navigating difficult times.
Skip to 1 minute and 41 seconds My own experience with resilience started around 15 years ago when I was in an international leadership role. I had three children under eight. I had just started a master’s and life threw me a curveball. Both my husband and my father were diagnosed terminally ill with cancer, and I had to consciously and unconsciously draw on strategies, skills, behaviors to help me navigate those difficult times. I then went on to do a doctorate in leadership, talent, success and derailment, and I was looking at what is it that those really successful leaders are doing to help them be successful? And what is it that causes leaders to stall, plateau, fail, or derail? And time and time again, resilience emerged as that critical scale.
Skip to 2 minutes and 34 seconds I really hope you enjoy the course. Please add your name to the comments below and I’d really love to understand what you’d like to get out of the course. I’m really looking forward to working with you.