Personal Resilience At Work: The 21st Century Core Professional Competency

Personal Resilience At Work: The 21st Century Core Professional Competency

June 20, 2014 9:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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Hailed as the antidote to stress, resilience is the new buzzword in professional competence. Supported by prolific scientific research, everyone it seems, is investing in building and developing their resilience – individuals, owner-managers, accountancy firms and some of the largest corporations in business. To help its members better understand resilience and how it can be nurtured and developed, JCI Liverpool recently invited Carol McLachlan to host a training session dedicated to the subject.

Carol is the Chair of Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants (LSCA) and an expert coach in learning and professional development. The training event, held at the offices of Hill Dickinson LLP, covered a variety of techniques based on research in neuroscience and Carol’s broad practical experience as a chartered accountant and executive business coach, She presented a toolkit of resources to help the audience develop resilience to survive and thrive in a professional environment of ever increasing complexity. These included such techniques as growth mindset, emotional intelligence, positive attitude, as well as developing a personal mission and goals. This aim of the session was to help those willing to embrace change build up personal resilience in order to adapt to future challenges.

I attended the training because, as a young professional at the beginning of my career, I am passionate about self-development. In addition, I wanted to develop the necessary skills to become as resilient and adaptable to inevitable change. This is becoming ever more important as the economy changes and the demands on professionals increase.

I found the workshop to be thoroughly enjoyable and extremely useful. The end result was that I left feeling that I have learnt about the importance of having a personal vision, mission and goals and ended the evening eager to put what I had learnt into practice. Many thanks to Carol for sharing her experience, enthusiasm and knowledge.

Author – Ben Cross

JCI Liverpool’s next event is Learning From Experience: Business Challenges & How To Overcome Them which is taking place on Tuesday 15th July.

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