Building Resilience for Success: A resource for managers and organizations


Drawing on contemporary research and professional case studies, the authors of this definitive guide examine the main sources of work related stress, and explore how personal resilience can be developed both within and outside the work context. They take the value of resilience beyond bouncing back, to include sustainable recovery, buffering against ongoing stress, and measurable benefits for business performance. It includes suggestions and proven techniques for commissioning, designing and delivering resilience-building solutions for the workplace.

Who is it for?

book_promoManagers and professionals including human resource specialists, learning and development practitioners and organizational psychologists.


“This book is both thought-provoking and stimulating. Drawing from extensive research and the authors’ experience, it offers fresh and practical insights and strategies for managers and organisations who wish to help to build resilience as a strength within the context of the workplace. It is an absorbing and compelling read for managers and HR professionals alike.”
Mick Sweeney, Director of Customer and Wealth Management, Bank of Ireland Group

“As the pace and complexity of life, work, and information flow increases, the demands on people to think, process, and act are increasing tremendously. Though we may embrace the technological advances, those advances bring with them significant challenges to our coping mechanisms. This book offers practical strategies for building resilience – a much needed resource to help build capacity for managing stress and being fulfilled.”
Karen May, Vice President, People Development, Google

“For too long, too many organisations have been looking at resilience through the wrong end of the telescope. As this important book makes clear, building resilience should no longer be considered a remedy for weakness – but the route to creating an unshakeable foundation upon which to build personal and organisational success.”
David Fairhurst, Chief People Officer, McDonald’s Europe”

“Understanding how to build personal resilience is a must from a human and organisational perspective. I’ve found the approaches to be complementary to good occupational health and people development practice, especially in a technical environment.”
Kath Durrant, Group HR Director, Rolls-Royce plc

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