Nine rules for engaging hard times

Let’s go ahead and agree on one thing:

We are struggling today with too much change in too short a time.  It can get on your nerves.

As a result stress is everywhere. Relationships are strained. Systems are breaking down. Nearly everyone is wounded.  Mood and morale are low.

It is into this context that we live our lives and accomplish our work. But how? Previous strategies don’t cut it anymore in this shifted environment.

The one inescapable requirement for engaging such change today is resilience. It is being competent in the midst of intense stressors. More