July 2, 2023

How Resilient Are You?

Dear Uncommon Leaders, 

Hope you enjoy this Special Edition Sunday Nugget from Dianne of our Uncommon team and are inspired to be more uncommon this week! Have a great holiday week ahead! Happy 4th of July!

Your Sunday Nugget

Special Edition

This Week's Question:

Leaders, how resilient are you in the face of adversity?

This Week's Challenge: 

We all face obstacles, disappointments and setbacks at times. Maybe you didn’t get that promotion you hoped for; maybe you fell just shy of reaching your latest personal or professional goal; maybe you suffered a brief setback in your health. Whatever it may be, leaders essentially have 3 choices in the face of challenge:

  • Retreat or shrink back
  • Become stuck or paralyzed in the moment; or
  • Keep moving forward.

Uncommon leaders, however, really only have one choice and that is the last one: to keep moving forward.

Leaders, my challenge to you this week is to take some time to reflect on a recent disappointment or difficulty you faced. Consider something of value that you learned from this experience that can better equip you to navigate challenges in the future. Remember, resilience can only be cultivated through adversity and this is one of the many ways we can grow our leadership capacity, as Kevin often teaches. Let’s embrace every opportunity to develop uncommon resiliency and the tenacity to always keep pushing towards our personal and professional goals.

This Week's Quote to Ponder:

“You don’t just need resilience for setbacks. You need it to live well. You need it to succeed. You need it to keep disappointments ... and exhaustion from derailing your best plans – because they will threaten to do just that. Resilience is a way of living that empowers you not only to navigate setbacks ... [but to also] minimize obstacles on your path to success.” – Valerie Burton, excerpt from Successful Women Think Differently

Hope this short video below inspires you today. You got this, Leaders!

Dianne Todd

Uncommon Influence Team

Until next week,


W. Kevin Harrison

Founder and Executive Coach

Uncommon Influence

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