“Resilience: What The New York Times, New Yorker and Most of Academia Got Wrong” (My Inc. story)

April 1, 2016 by Joshua
in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Leadership, Models, Perception

My latest Inc.com story “Resilience: What The New York Times, New Yorker and Most of Academia Got Wrong” begins

Resilience: What The New York Times, New Yorker, and Most of Academia Got Wrong

If you want to be resilient, not just know about resilience, research and the media won’t help you.

[the story starts with a picture of an athlete covered in mud, struggling to make it]

You’re covered in mud, exhausted, bruised, and have a long way to go. Disaster or glory?

Any leader or entrepreneur knows it’s how you look at it. The active among us find ways to motivate ourselves and our teams.

Resilience is a hot topic. It’s valuable to know to handle challenges and recover from adversity. Those who can will succeed and attract people others can’t. You might expect the latest research and top media to help you.

But maybe not. When people depend on you–customers, employees, investors, partners–you learn to solve problems. Academia doesn’t have that motivation and it ends up researching forever. Nor does the media and it ends up writing thought-provoking stuff.

You want to be resilient, not just know about resilience.

Read the rest at Resilience: What The New York Times, New Yorker and Most of Academia Got Wrong

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