Having attended a recent seminar, it certainly dispelled some myths for me around the topic because it isn’t just about being strong in character. From a business psychology perspective it is indeed the ability to ‘bounce back’ and have resilience (one of the foundation stones in our Organisational Base Building™ model discussed in an earlier blog: http://www.ipsoinsights.com/2012/04/normal-0-microsoftinternetexplorer4.html).
- Challenge (you see opportunities rather than threats)
- Control (your perception of self worth – this sub-sects into Life Control
and Emotional Control)
- Commitment (your tenacity or “stickability”)
- Confidence (how you deal with adversity)
Apparently, of those who have completed the MTQ48, results show that the majority of the ‘population’ sits somewhere in the middle of the scale (not quite an 80/20 split but not very far off) with the remainder either as ‘low’ or ‘high’. This has quite interesting implications for those in a leadership role...
- Leadership skills
- Mental toughness and
- Emotional intelligence