Eleanor Pringle has written a good column for Fortune titled, "Do’s and don’ts of layoffs: These are the things you should never post on LinkedIn if you lose your job."
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If your students consistently do not ask questions, you should wonder about your relationship with them. They are not quiet because your explanations are so brilliant and clear. They're quiet because they see asking a question as taking a risk. Ask yourself why that is.
What a terrific thought-provoking statement for teachers to ponder. Now replace the word students in the first sentence with the words "team members" or "employees" and consider the implications for leaders at all levels. If your people are not asking you questions, you have a problem. Silence doesn't suggest that you have articulated your vision, goals, and strategies clearly and persuasively. Silence suggests a problem with the climate you have created.
Resilience has been defined as the capacity to withstand or recover quickly from difficulties (Oxford dictionary). In a 2021 Harvard Business Review article, Rob Cross and his co-authors explained why we should care a great deal about resilience in our organizations. They wrote, "Resilience has been shown to positively influence work satisfaction and engagement, as well as overall well-being, and can lower depression levels. There is even evidence that resilience can help protect us from physical illness."
Cross and his colleagues make a very important point about resilience though. They push back against the conventional wisdom which suggests that resilience is an internal trait. According to this line of thinking, it's something deep down inside of you that can be drawn up to overcome challenges; if you lack resilience, you somehow are flawed. Cross and his co-authors offer an alternative perspective: