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When Resilience is Needed – Rising to the Challenge

Rising to the Challenge

The dragon appears to be very strong and very powerful.  Yet, despite all odds, the knight is able to challenge and confront the dragon.  The dragon is large and seems to be unable to be beaten.  However, the knight has a willingness and the stamina with the determination to put in the effort to rise to the challenge and deal with the situation.

Examples of questions you might use when coaching around rising to the challenge.

– What do you see as an almost impossible, insurmountable challenge?  Why is this such a challenge for you?

– How will this challenge change over time?

– How willing are you to take on this challenge?  How will you maintain your focus and your stamina?  What is likely to prevent you from taking up the challenge?

– What are the consequences of not addressing this issue?  How would this make you feel?

– What are the consequences of tackling this issue without being prepared?

– What do you need to overcome this challenge?  What can help you?  Where can you go for help?  Who can help you?  How can they help you?

– What plans do you need to make?  How do you think things will work out if your plans succeed?  What will you do if things don’t work out in the way that you hope?

– What are the alternatives?

– What else do you need to do?  What else do you need to think about?

One of a series of 18 images from the coaching toolbox – Images of Resilience

Find out more about resilience in “The Authority Guide to Emotional Resilience in Business” by Robin Hills.


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