Life is making us anxious. A Google search for the hoary phrase “today’s fast-moving world” yields over 56,000 hits on my PC and this relentless pace of change brings with it huge challenges, from cyber-attacks and disruptive competitors at a corporate level to rising stress levels and fears of obsolescence on a personal level. And that’s not to mention the economy or the geopolitical landscape …

It is in this sort of climate that the psychological concept of personal resilience—a sort of individual analog to the better-established management concept of business agility—is gaining ground today, and with it the promise of an attitude or skillset to navigate this very contemporary sense of the world’s overwhelming, protean complexity.

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