Resilience at Work

Greetings from the road. I’m en route today to beautiful San Diego CA to pilot our new Resilience at Work Questionnaire – the RAW-Q!  It’s taken a few years to get this researched, tested, and completed, and we’re finally here.

Thanks to Dr. Alan Graham, Kevin Cuthbert, and a host of others we have a new assessment tool that can make a powerful difference for leaders and teams looking at how they can best adapt and cope with constant change.

Once we’ve got the pilot completed a retail version will be available online and I’ll provide the details. For now, I’m just thrilled to hear from a live audience how they like the report structure.

As we have conducted our research on at Resilience at Work, we have looked at all the research to date on resilience, and we’ve spoken with hundreds of leaders about how they cope with change and challenge. We’ve come up with a very simple model that can help individuals and teams to use their strengths and address their weaknesses in this area, and we think it’s high time for this work.

In most of the organizations I work in, I’m finding that not only are people busy coping with all of the change that’s happening internally on their teams and in their business units, but they’re also coping with the bigger picture – changes going on in the grander scheme. How many people do you know who are helping aging parents? Folks with college kids who can’t find jobs and need to move home? People with stress-related illnesses or chronic health issues? How many people you know are concerned about the global economy? Their own stock portfolio? Their own viability as a worker?

What we need now is a good dose of resilience.

More shortly!


About karlinsloan

Karlin Sloan has committed herself to finding out what makes great leaders tick, and to supporting leaders to be the change they wish to see in the world. As a corporate citizen she is an advocate for triple-bottom-line reporting, for creating sustainable ways of working and living, and for creating positive organizational communities that work together for the greater good. She is the author of the acclaimed business book Smarter, Faster, Better; Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership which has been translated into Thai and Russian, UNFEAR: Facing Change in an Era of Uncertainty, and co-author of the 2012 book Lemonade: The Leaders Guide to Resilience at Work. For more information see or
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2 Responses to Resilience at Work

  1. karlinsloan says:

    Thanks Jeff! We are nearing completion of the retail version of the RAW-Q, and I’d love to share it with you….I’ll be posting about that shortly and welcome any conversation about this work!

  2. Karlin, I am glad I “ran into you” in cyberspace. I speak professionally on the topic of resilience and its wonderful to find someone who is not only an expert but able to present it so creatively. I love your final line in this blog: What we need now is a good dose of resilience. So true! I’ve subscribed to your blog and will follow it intently. I will also check out your books. I would like to talk to you about your resilience at work RAW-Q tool if you’re game.

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