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The 31 Practices by Alan Williams, Dr. Alison Whybrow

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CHAPTER 14 RESILIENCE

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

Confucius1

Resilience is a common ingredient in heroes of myth and legend, a personal quality that is aspired to by many of us and sought after in leaders. The popular view of resilience (and the everyday definition) is about bouncing back, springing back into shape after pressure has been applied, elasticity, recovering quickly from difficulties, toughness.2 But the real human experience of resilience is defined a bit differently: “A resilient response to adversity engages the whole person, not just aspects of the person in order to face, ...

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