Introduction

Resilience has been a hot topic for the past 15 years within business and society, but the real question is whether the topic and the ideas it promulgates actually change people, businesses, communities, and even global systems. Can learning about resilience cause us to shift our thinking and behavior as we address challenges and adverse situations that occur in the workplace, in our lives, and in the larger culture?

For resilience to go beyond being just a hot topic for discussion, the ideas of resilience need to resonate with people. The principles of resilience need to prove effective as we deal with challenging, difficult, and even adverse situations and the practices of resilience need to be accessible and easy to implement. ...

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