Who’s Responsible for Resilience?
What does it mean to be resilient? Is it working an 80 hour week, turning up when you’re sick or behaving as though a setback has not completely rocked your world? Or is it going to bed instead of answering emails or spending time with your family? Our modern world of work would have us believe that the only way to succeed is by being better, stronger, harder, and faster versions of ourselves; performing at our peak at all times. But is this possible? And is resilience something innate or is it something we can learn? In this episode, we interview Dr Michael Cavanagh, Deputy Director of the Coaching Psychology unit at Sydney University, in order to seek some answers to the question: who is responsible for resilience?