Another Key Indicator of Leadership Success… Resiliency

Monday Message from Jerry Houston, President and CEO of HPISolutions

Another Key Indicator of Leadership Success… Resiliency

Over the past few years, another key accountability has emerged, in addition to the three I referenced in last week’s Monday Message; self-starting, self-management and personal accountability.  This new accountability is being RESILIENT.

What is Resiliency?

  • The capacity to recover quickly from deficiencies.
  • The ability to spring back into shape – elasticity.
  • Resiliency is the process of being able to adapt well and bounce back in times of stress.
  • To recover your composure after a let-down or disappointment.

Why does it matter to have resiliency?

Have you ever noticed when some individuals are in a difficult situation that they seem to fall apart?  The handwringing, “woe is me” stuff commences, and the person spends an inordinate amount of time lamenting about the situation, which accomplishes what… nothing. Other folks like to play the blame game and strike out at whoever is handy, again accomplishing nothing that is constructive in the process.

Resiliency makes its home in being Emotionally Intelligent. When we are high in our EQ (emotional quotient) we tend to take things more in stride. This allows us to recover faster and use our positiveness to examine what has happened and to move forward.

Resiliency is a soft skill attribute that you can develop and harness to increase your effectiveness. Feel free to reach out and ask us how at

Have a Great Week