Resilience


resiliienceResilience is the capacity to not only survive life’s challenges, but to learn and grow from them, to become stronger as a result of such challenges. While stress, trauma, adversity, and dramatic change are rarely welcome, your personal resilience enables you to find a way to move beyond the challenge and toward a stronger self. This capacity, a key factor in determining how people will respond to change, is something that each of us can grow and strengthen in our lives.RQ_graphic

Since 1995, Russell Consulting has been researching the characteristics that contribute to personal resilience. We identified eight human characteristics or capacities that, if developed, can enable someone to deal more effectively with change and stress.

The eight capacities are:

  • Self-Assurance
  • Personal Vision
  • Flexible Approach
  • Organized
  • Problem Solver
  • Interpersonal Competence
  • Socially Connected
  • Proactive

Our exploration of these eight capacities led us to develop an instrument to measure the strength of our resilience. Called the Resilience Quotient™ or RQ, this simple self-assessment tool enables someone to determine their resilience level.

Are you interested in knowing more about your resilience? Curious about how you would score on the RQ? Contact RCI to request a free copy of the Resilience Quotient-„¢ today (for your personal use only). All we ask in return is that you send us a copy of your scoresheet and your feedback on the RQ assessment and its dimensions.

Become a Licensed User of the RQ

Become a licensed user or distributor of the RQ! If you’d like to use the RQ in your work, then contact us for details.

We look forward to hearing from you.