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4 Steps for Building Your Team's Resilience Resilient teams meet challenges and learn from them. That's why it's essential for leaders to develop resilience in their teams. Here are some practical ways to cultivate resilience.

By Tanner Simkins

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Resilience is crucial for the success of teams as well as individuals. While typically we think of resilience as a personal trait that someone either has or doesn't have, resilience is also a team trait. In the context of teams, resilience can be developed and shaped by leaders. By proactively helping your team build resilience, you will benefit from more engaged and productive employees and better short- and long-term outcomes — especially in the era of COVID-19.

What resilient teams look like

Resilience is the ability and motivation to overcome adversity. The American Psychological Association defines it as "the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress."

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