Resilience is the ability of individuals, teams and organizations to withstand or recover
quickly from difficult conditions and to maintain a state of equilibrium with respect to both success and adversity.
Conscious leadership involves building a sustainable venture and guiding yourself and
your team from a state of centered presence, accessing multiple intelligences and living your highest values in service to a larger purpose for the benefit of all stakeholders. In addition to the basic skills of leadership, conscious leadership requires being: Authentic, Purposive, Responsible, and Emotionally intelligent. Emotional intelligence is one of the major success factors that we have discovered in effective entrepreneurs and leaders, especially when they are dealing with adversity and need to maximize resilience. Key to resilience, fitness for the future and conscious leadership is mastering our “inner game.” Emotional intelligence is a key part of mastering the inner game.
The concept of the “Inner Game” was developed by Timothy Gallwey (1974, 2000) as
a way of helping people to achieve excellence in various sports (e.g., tennis, golf, skiing, etc.), music and also business and management training. Success in any area of performance involves using your mind and emotions as well as your body. Preparing yourself mentally and emotionally to perform well is the essence of your inner game.
Fundamental to the inner game is our ability to stay in an optimal performance state
when confronted with difficult circumstances. During a time of adversity or crisis, we have a choice. Either we find our “inner zone of excellence” and reenergize ourselves by connecting to Conscious Leadership and Resilience (2022년 5월 24일 이현희_p.3)
our higher purpose and inner resources, or we give up or give in to the challenges and obstacles we face.
As every successful athlete, leader and performer knows, to win the outer game, we
must first succeed in the inner game. To be effective, leaders and entrepreneurs must learn to master their “inner game.” Learning to master your “Inner Game” is a key to successful performance under any circumstances and the foundation of personal mastery.