How to Emerge from Adversity Stronger Than Before

What enables one leader to inspire loyalty and hard work, while others -- with equal vision and intelligence -- stumble? It's how individuals deal with adversity. Extraordinary leaders learn from the most negative events. They emerge from adversity stronger than ever, more confident in themselves, and more committed to their work.

One crucial skill for learning from adversity is the ability to weigh many factors, such as how different people will interpret a decision you make. This skill enables you to connect with various stakeholders while making judgment calls. Pair this skill with hardiness -- the ability to remain hopeful despite disaster -- and you'll become an even stronger leader.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  November 4, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  | Category:  Management Tip of the Day
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