Don’t Bounce Back – Bounce Forward

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The following is a short book preview of Stretch (and how to bounce forward) contributed by the Ohio State University Leadership Center.

Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace
Kate Willyerd, Barbara Mistick, and Joseph Grenny, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons (2015)

“Bouncing forward is a key practice of people who have the ability to overcome even the most extreme hardships. Rarely do people do this alone, as nearly every great story of overcoming obstacles includes relying on their close ties to help them through dark times. Yet people who bounce forward have an inner compass that never falters. Success seeks them out. They have aspirations and the willpower to remain focused on the future and use their networks to keep them motivated.

At any moment many of us are dealing with insecurities and uncertainties. Mounting performance pressures in the workplace, radical changes in the global business world, plus strained economic forecasts mean we need to figure out how to thrive and not simply survive. It’s not about just having the mental stamina to bounce back but about moving forward – bouncing forward (p. 125).”

Stretch is available from the OSU Leadership Center.

Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world at the OSU Leadership Center website.

Jim Canterucci

I don’t know everything. But I want to. The focus of our firm, Transition Management Advisors, is to develop leadership capabilities to create a championship culture, generate innovation, and successfully lead the resulting changes.

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