40: How to fail well and build your resilience at work – Dr Susan Kahn, Business Psychologist

In this podcast, Business Psychologist, Author of Bounce Back and Programme Director at Birkbeck, University of London, Dr Susan Kahn, shares her expert advice to help you embrace failure in order to build resilience in the workplace.

You can read the full transcript here: https://social.hays.com/2021/05/19/podcast-40-how-to-fail-well-and-build-your-resilience-at-work/

Timestamps:

(01:09) Please could you introduce yourself to our listeners?

(02:10) What sparked your interest in resilience, and led you to write the book Bounce Back?

(03:08) You mentioned a concept in your book of ‘failing fast’, which is a framework that allows employees the space to make mistakes. Could you explain this concept in a little more detail?

(04:19) Why else do you think it's so important that employees embrace failure?

(05:06) How can our listeners embrace failure and learn from their mistakes? And what effect could this have on their careers potentially?

(06:27) Please could you share with our listeners how you define the term resilience?

(07:52) What are the key benefits of resilience? And do you think this is becoming even more important as we find ourselves in this ever-changing world of work?

(09:09) What do you think the typical traits of a resilient person are?

(10:48) What can our listeners do to develop their own resilience? And do you have any strategies that they can follow that would help them achieve this?

(13:45) It seems that self-awareness is important to developing resilience, would you agree?

(14:53) Is there anything else that our listeners can do in addition to what you've already discussed, to build their resilience?

(15:42) If you had one piece of advice to help our listeners navigate their careers throughout the pandemic and beyond, what would that be?

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