In an era where business keeps moving faster, it is no small wonder that resilience has become the new must-have executive skill. While executives have always known about the personal benefits of being resilient, they haven’t always recognised that it is also needed for the sake of their teams and organisational health.
The trouble with resilience is that it can be hard to spot. When a client signs up with me I have an extensive questionnaire which allows me to determine their resilience to quite a deep level. However, for most people an earlier indicator would be useful.
Fortunately the folk at RForce, an Australian Company specialising in Resilience Assessment have found that two questions can evaluate personal resilience with a 75% accuracy.
The questions provide an assessment of your resilience right now, as they are based on your current perception of the last two weeks. Which means they are great questions to ask yourself regularly. These questions, supported by measurement of your physical stress levels, will give you a good indicator of your ability to handle daily knockbacks and the occasional unexpected event!