Resolutions that aim to turn you into a different person in 12 months’ time don’t work because deep down we know there’s a very good chance it just won’t happen. And it’s the same with your business. The objectives you set need to be based on a clear assessment of what your company does right, and could improve on. Overambitious resolutions are doomed to fail and are liable to leave you and your team feeling demoralised. So why do they fail?
Well there are a multitude of things that can get in the way – a lack of time, too little planning, unsatisfactory communication channels or just the day-to-day routine of running of a business. And that’s where improving the Personal Resilience skills of you and your team can help in both making your resolutions and, with the tougher part of keeping them.
Personal Resilience is a way of looking at our existing skills, beliefs and attitudes and then assessing how they can be developed and changed in order to affect our thinking, feeling and behaviour. With the business environment nowadays requiring organisations to sustain high levels of performance, Personal Resilience can provide the skills that you and your team need to maximize work performance and, by increasing self-awareness, self-worth and personal credibility, keep those resolutions in view.
Having the confidence to pursue your aims, goals and objectives relentlessly needs you to possess a belief in your ability and skill to influence others assertively and effectively. Personal Resilience skills can again come into play by helping to develop advanced communication skills, improving morale and motivation and providing effective methods of dealing with pressure and stress.
It really is all too easy to let go of those resolutions but improved Personal Resilience skills can play a key role in keeping yours on track. There’s also the added benefit of achieving an improved business performance which can’t be a bad thing!