A leader ‘leads’ and that is the responsibility but the weight of that responsibility can overwhelm almost anyone. Unless you have a steadfast passion for your vision, the road to success may not last long.

It is easy to spiral into emotions, especially when it is relayed by the betrayal of a partner or a team member. You can get swayed by failures and the after-effects. You can get swayed by the constant rejection of ideas that came from you but were neglected by others who couldn’t see your way. However, these are the moments that teach lessons far greater than those learned through success.

“Success was but the tip of the iceberg. The countless failures were the depth and pillars upon which success had built its foundation.”

Imagine picturing yourself having a bad fall when you were climbing a ladder. It was not firmly fixed against a high wall. So, as you went higher, the chances of your fall being harder were high too. And when you finally fell, it was hard to get up. Note that it was ‘hard’ to get up, not impossible. The very core and sustainability of a leader is the ability to get up and climb back on the ladder to reach the top.

In this blog, you will explore an important strategy to help you develop resilience.

The SiQ Strategy to develop resilience as a Leader

Remember that a leader with a high SiQ or Spiritual Quotient will celebrate the imperfections. So, failures that may seem like the end are actually where a leader with strong spiritual health will actually thrive. 

Let’s look at the SiQ strategy that can help you thrive as a leader with imperfections and develop resilience in the journey of leadership.

Work on your FIT levels

If you’ve read about SiQ, you will get a better idea of the FIT score. In this FIT score, we talk about the Frequency, Intensity and Tenacity one needs to address in order to improve their FIT levels. 

Frequency – Increase your frequency to get up every time you experience failure. Resilience means to get up again and again and again until you achieve. But, it’s easier said than done! You can get dejected just as easily by the words of those who should have believed in you but did not. Rather, they may tell you things like – “Maybe it wasn’t meant to be”, “you are not capable enough” or “There’s no other way”. So, every time you feel the need to quit after a failure, pull yourself up and increase your frequency of resilience.

Intensity – Don’t just get up! Get up with increased vigor to win again. Your intensity should be like that of setting a catapult as low as you can. So, when you shoot from it, it goes higher up and hits the target. That’s the level of intensity you need when you have to develop resilience.

Tenacity – Tenacity refers to holding on to that pull of resilience. Reach out to your belief systems as much as you can to hold on to them so that you can get up again. Make sure to not fall back down. Tenacity is your passion and your strong willingness to put aside the negativity and hold on to your dreams and goals as best you can.

Our team of Legacy creators and leadership coaching in india will help guide you through the FIT process and increase your SiQ

Apart from the SiQ strategy, it is important to apply other tactics as well. We suggest a few tips like learning from your failures and not looking at them as a disappointment. Build a support network like colleagues, mentors and friends to provide you with different perspectives. Develop a positive growth mindset that welcomes imperfections to leverage them as your way to better thrive as a leader. Practice mindfulness, embrace change, and set realistic goals, and you will find your resilience levels hit the highest mark among leaders turned into legends.

We hope the SiQ strategy in building your FIT score levels will help you develop resilience as a leader.

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