Build a strong, supportive, open and trustworthy network of friends and colleagues.
It’s a common myth that resilient people are fiercely independent or lone warriors. In fact, science has proven that the most resilient people are those people with strong relationships and good support networks both at home and at work. Individuals who are humble enough and confident enough to put their hands up and ask for help, who recognise that they don’t have all the answers and that the more people you talk to, the more potential solutions you are likely to come up with.
Strong relationships are built on empathy, trust and mutual respect. They rely on effective communication – enough of it, done in the right way and managed well if it doesn’t go quite to plan! Getting it right takes a lot of time and application.