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Personal and Team Resiliency
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Dear Community,

Mental resiliency improve cognitive skills such as strengthening focus ability and mental flexibility. Emotional resilience creates a healthy personal disposition and team climate that drives high performance. Hence, we need to build personal mental and emotional resiliency to self-regulate and develop a optimal outlook; consequently, we will be able to nurture and strengthen team resiliency.
How should we build personal and team resiliency that aid in functional and project teams?
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1. Leaders who recognize the importance in cultivating psychological safety and hold each other accountable to ensuring that team members feel safe in constructing and running experiments

2. Regular "inoculation" with small, manageable changes to build up change resilience

Kiron
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1 reply by Pang DX
May 20, 2019 2:06 PM
Pang DX
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Hi Kiron, I see, thanks.
Indeed, building a psychological safety net is essential individually and collectively.
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In the personal side I have developed high resilency to keep good motivation and balance between the project management task and personal development. when I am in a project that is difficult I get more energy to think that I am learning a lot from difficulties. In the same way I try to keep the team by the learning motivation more thatn for the difficulties.
In a difficult project if the team has a good synergy, keep moral high and adrenalina is boosting because difficulties I noted that we are more resilent to keep the project going and achieve results.
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1 reply by Pang DX
May 20, 2019 2:12 PM
Pang DX
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Hi Dora, I see, thanks. Developing self-motivation and regulation, and a good team synergy are important to build personal and team resiliency.
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I built my resiliency by using the Toastmasters program for leadership skills. You have opportunities to push yourself as a leader within the organization, all the way up to international leadership roles.

Toastmasters is my sandbox.
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1 reply by Pang DX
May 20, 2019 2:14 PM
Pang DX
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Hi Stéphane, thanks for the advice.
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In the last decade, we have seen large enterprises acknowledging "mindfulness strategies and programs" that are generally purposed to address "emotional self-regulation" concerns through concepts of awareness and acceptance. For the most part, these programs are trimmed down versions of psychotherapy modalities (e.g. DBT, ACT and CBT) that have proving successful in addressing issues such as "emotional dysregulation." Although this term is an extreme state and not directly related to what you are addressing, the tooling provided to address this state of being is relevant to your subject.

To put this in a practical way for project teams: In order to have (as you stated) personal mental and emotional resiliency, team members need to have an awareness of their own emotional triggers and tolerances. For instance, someone may instinctually have a black and white view on a particular matter (meaning no grey). When confronted with this situation, they may respond in a non-resilient way and cause some degree of discord within the team. However, a team member who is "aware" and has granted "acceptance" of their belief in contrast to the position of others, will be able to tolerate the "grey". This doesn’t mean that their belief changed, it just means that they can accept the existence of both sides being comingled in the same space.

I think (as Kiron stated) that a practical place to begin is a safe environment and then begin the inoculations. If you need to dive deeper, then look up strategies for implementing mindfulness in teams.
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1 reply by Pang DX
May 20, 2019 2:21 PM
Pang DX
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Hi George,
Thank you for the advice. Deep thoughts there.
Indeed, being mindful and aware of own state is essential to self-regulating and build resiliency.
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Hello Pang: I appreciate what my peers have stated so far. I try to do this by encouraging a team approach that values creativity. To me, creativity is the cornerstone of resilience and adapting to change. Building a team approach based on mutual respect, where differences and perspectives are welcomed in verbal and written form - ideas are encouraged and welcomed.
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1 reply by Pang DX
May 20, 2019 2:32 PM
Pang DX
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Hi Lori,
Thanks for the advice. Yes, creativity helps to cope with stress adapting to changes.
Mutual respect helps to build a resilient team.
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May 12, 2019 9:15 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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1. Leaders who recognize the importance in cultivating psychological safety and hold each other accountable to ensuring that team members feel safe in constructing and running experiments

2. Regular "inoculation" with small, manageable changes to build up change resilience

Kiron
Hi Kiron, I see, thanks.
Indeed, building a psychological safety net is essential individually and collectively.
Network:140



May 12, 2019 7:15 PM
Replying to Dora Mejia
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In the personal side I have developed high resilency to keep good motivation and balance between the project management task and personal development. when I am in a project that is difficult I get more energy to think that I am learning a lot from difficulties. In the same way I try to keep the team by the learning motivation more thatn for the difficulties.
In a difficult project if the team has a good synergy, keep moral high and adrenalina is boosting because difficulties I noted that we are more resilent to keep the project going and achieve results.
Hi Dora, I see, thanks. Developing self-motivation and regulation, and a good team synergy are important to build personal and team resiliency.
Network:140



May 12, 2019 8:31 PM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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I built my resiliency by using the Toastmasters program for leadership skills. You have opportunities to push yourself as a leader within the organization, all the way up to international leadership roles.

Toastmasters is my sandbox.
Hi Stéphane, thanks for the advice.
Network:140



May 13, 2019 1:00 PM
Replying to George Freeman
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In the last decade, we have seen large enterprises acknowledging "mindfulness strategies and programs" that are generally purposed to address "emotional self-regulation" concerns through concepts of awareness and acceptance. For the most part, these programs are trimmed down versions of psychotherapy modalities (e.g. DBT, ACT and CBT) that have proving successful in addressing issues such as "emotional dysregulation." Although this term is an extreme state and not directly related to what you are addressing, the tooling provided to address this state of being is relevant to your subject.

To put this in a practical way for project teams: In order to have (as you stated) personal mental and emotional resiliency, team members need to have an awareness of their own emotional triggers and tolerances. For instance, someone may instinctually have a black and white view on a particular matter (meaning no grey). When confronted with this situation, they may respond in a non-resilient way and cause some degree of discord within the team. However, a team member who is "aware" and has granted "acceptance" of their belief in contrast to the position of others, will be able to tolerate the "grey". This doesn’t mean that their belief changed, it just means that they can accept the existence of both sides being comingled in the same space.

I think (as Kiron stated) that a practical place to begin is a safe environment and then begin the inoculations. If you need to dive deeper, then look up strategies for implementing mindfulness in teams.
Hi George,
Thank you for the advice. Deep thoughts there.
Indeed, being mindful and aware of own state is essential to self-regulating and build resiliency.
Network:140



May 13, 2019 6:14 PM
Replying to LORI WILSON
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Hello Pang: I appreciate what my peers have stated so far. I try to do this by encouraging a team approach that values creativity. To me, creativity is the cornerstone of resilience and adapting to change. Building a team approach based on mutual respect, where differences and perspectives are welcomed in verbal and written form - ideas are encouraged and welcomed.
Hi Lori,
Thanks for the advice. Yes, creativity helps to cope with stress adapting to changes.
Mutual respect helps to build a resilient team.

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