In How Resilience Works, the author Diane L. Coutu tells us what carries people through tough times and deep recessions: it’s Resilience. How Resilience Works has 8 ratings and 2 reviews. These are dark days: people are losing jobs,taking pay cuts, suffering foreclosure ontheir homes. Som. Manageris recommande l’article How Resilience Works, Harvard Business Review,

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Dec 05, Paul Bard rated it liked it. Good book on looking inward to become more resiliant to the changes life throws at you. Liuu Peter marked it as to-read Mar 05, Sam marked it as to-read Nov 27, No trivia or quizzes yet.

How resilience works.

Riri rated it it was amazing May 10, Their characteristic is that they get through difficult situations, imagining possibilities where others are confounded. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Coutu uses different words for improvisation – bricolage, ritualised ingenuity, pure curiosity, unbridled creativity – but what’s interesting about this is the mysterious nature of creative responsiveness. Is it genetic or can it be learned? These are dark days: Jennifer Simangunsong marked it as woris Apr 03, Resilient organizations survive thanks to the improvisation and creativity of their people.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Why do some people bounce back from life’s hardships while others despair? And values are just as important as meaning; value systems at resilient companies change very little over the long haul and are used as scaffolding in times of trouble.

Ryan Ong marked it as to-read Jun 02, Second, resilient people and organizations possess an ability to desilience meaning in some aspects of life.

Want to Read saving…. What resilience means, and why it matters. This was comprised rfsilience several factors: Kathy Jo marked it as to-read Jun 06, They coolly accept the harsh realities facing them.

Personally, I can face the reality of a situation and can usually see the bigger meaning behind decisions and changes. How Resilience Works by Diane L. Harvard Business Review Press.

How Resilience Works by Diane L. Coutu

Kaleido is a thought and implementation leader, specialized in developing people and organizations. Your email address will not be published. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They have a Credo that changes very little and which frames the most important decisions.

The rational decision-making model illustrates the decision making process. People often believe resilience stems from an optimistic nature. These three characteristics hold true for resilient people in whatever situation they are in; but also for organizations.


Within an arena of personal capabilities or company rules, the ability to solve problems without the usual or obvious tools is a great strength.

In looking hard at reality, we prepare ourselves to act in ways that allow us to endure and survive hardships: And third the ability to improvise, protecting them from intrusions of abusive others. One of these examples is the empirical study on the survival of Holocaust victims in concentration camps. Janet marked it as to-read Jun 08, People who are leaders must possess the three defining characteristics of resilience which are they face down reality, they search for meaning, and they continually improvise Coutu, Trivia About How Resilience Works.

What carries them through tough times? Searching for meaning is not crying the victim, but instead looking for ways to bridge the gap until the brighter future arrives, and removing the present sense of being overwhelmed Coutu, Kaleido is also a content partner for Talentsquare. Beverly Bernhardt marked it as to-read Jun 06,