K Sloan International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2011
The “new normal” of rapid, unceasing change requires corporate executives to express a new level of resilience. Executive coaches are called upon help leaders to thrive in chaos, bounce back from crisis and challenge, and develop resilience in others. For this purpose, the author offers a simple model and concrete steps for eliciting resident strengths and stretching into new areas of competence that assist executives to lead a more adaptive, change-ready organization. Based on a 2009 research study on more than 40 Fortune 500 companies, resilience attributes are becoming increasingly important priorities for top-level executive development.