Are Young People Less Resilient Than They Used to Be?

Are Young People Less Resilient Than They Used to Be?

SACS is currently undertaking a project for an organisation which has many employees working in a line of work which requires high levels of resilience. The organisation typically recruits raw graduates into these roles and trains them over the course of several...
Why are some people more resilient than others?

Why are some people more resilient than others?

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to be more naturally resilient than others? If you’ve known someone a long time you will have formed a view about how well they cope when things get tough. Research has demonstrated that there are two dominant personality...
Are you too smart to be resilient?

Are you too smart to be resilient?

Are smarter people more or less resilient than those who are not so smart? It turns out that this is not an entirely straightforward question. Here are a couple of key points: People with high levels of cognitive ability tend to be able to cope better with a wide...
Resilience is engagement and engagement is resilience

Resilience is engagement and engagement is resilience

Do you want to create a resilient workforce? You have two levers: The qualities of people you let in through the front door The quality of the leadership they receive once they are in If you recruit the right people – cheerful, positive people with an energetic...
The secret of life is what you focus on

The secret of life is what you focus on

Ever wondered why certain people are more resilient than others? Naturally, genes have a big part to play (eg Boardman et al, 2008), but whatever your natural ability to cope, you can learn skills and approaches to improve it. One of the key skills is to take control...
What is “grit” and do you have it?

What is “grit” and do you have it?

Have you noticed the media coverage about “Grit” at the moment? Angela Duckworth, the most famous researcher in the area, defines grit as perseverance and passion for long term goals (Duckworth et al, 2007). The reason it is getting a run right now is that it has been...