This leadership tip is the second part of resilient leadership practices, identifying practices five through eight.
5. Make time for mindfulness. Whether you are celebrating success or enduring hardship, mindfulness provides new perspectives, increases self-awareness, and fosters learning that can enhance resiliency.
6. Embrace new perspectives, gain new understandings, and then apply them during times of change. Don’t hold onto old behaviors and skills just because they are familiar, especially when it is obvious that they do not work anymore. Remember, great leaders are great learners.
7. Deliberately enhance and prolong your positive attitudes, experiences, and emotions by savoring them—intentionally. Consciously appreciating the good things in life is important, as neuroscience research suggests that our brains have a negativity bias which requires leaders to be aware of reaching for positivity to enhance resilient leadership.
8. Take time to acknowledge and appreciate small things throughout the day. The more purposeful you are about practicing gratitude the more things will naturally trigger feelings of thankfulness. Giving thanks will actually make you a better leader.