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Building Resilience: How to Thrive in the Face of Life’s Challenges
Publishing Date: May 2018
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Building Resilience is the key to not just coping, but flourishing, in an increasingly complex and volatile world.
Imagine having abundant inner strength and resourcefulness to withstand and recover quickly from whatever difficulties life may throw at you. With Building Resilience you can.
Packed with practical exercises and inspirational stories, this groundbreaking, research-based book will show you (step-by-step) how to cultivate inner resilience and stand unshakeable in the face of life’s challenges.
• Reduce worry
• Experience more hope and optimism
• Bounce back stronger
The book is divided into three parts. The first part covers how resilience works, the resilience building blocks, principles and steps, and includes a personal resilience questionnaire.
Part two covers seven principles of resilience with stories, tools and exercises on how each can be improved:• Connect to your meaning in life
• Use your strengths
• Maintain perspective
• Generate positive feelings
• Be realistically positive
• Persevere by being open minded and flexible
Part three applies the building resilience principles and tools to work which apply to work and home settings. The work section outlines several strategies with practical exercises to create resilient teams. The home section contains 24 activities to enhance and reinforce children’s resilience.
Rod is based in Cape Town and heads up Building Resilience. He has wide consulting experience and in-depth experience in learning, design facilitation and skills development. He has researched, developed interventions, presented and published in the field in building resilience, change management and organisational performance. He has held positions heading up HR and Development and in sales and marketing. He has a degree in psychology and economics and a postgraduate teacher diploma and is a Chartered HR Practitioner with the South African Board of Personal Practice. He has run over 100 marathons and ultra marathons, including 20 Comrades Marathons.