Literally translated, resilience means elasticity. No matter in which direction unforeseen events may steer a person, a resilient person bounces back to his or her starting position undeterred. Possibly by readjusting and taking corrective action, but confident and poised.
The lives of resilient people are also fraught with stress and difficulties. Nevertheless, resilient people have the talent not to let this throw them off course. They know that they have a whole arsenal of methods and skills that guarantee them a successful solution in the end. They simply know that they can regain control at any time.
Resilience in one´s private life, or resilience at work, is therefore a strategy or mindset that is used to compensate for losses and successfully overcome crises. Resilience is not a permanent state of being – it is a lifelong learning process because: Resilience can be trained.
The concept is based on 7 pillars. Each of these pillars stands for a character trait. In combination, they are the tool that enables dynamic, solution-oriented action in any situation, no matter how deadlocked it appears to be.