Resilience researcher and bestselling author Adam Markel shares insights on how to leverage the power of uncertainty to build long-term resilience
LEVERAGING THE POWER OF UNCERTAINTY TO BUILD LONG-TERM RESILIENCE
Over the past couple of years leaders were increasingly faced with the challenge of optimizing employee performance while championing them through very real disruptions like a pandemic and social unrest. According to the Harvard Business Review, employee productivity in most organizations dropped by at least 3 to 6 percent during COVID-19. Many of us are relieved at the prospect of getting back to “normal”. But let’s face it, these issues are unlikely to be resolved by going back to the way organizations used to function. We’re also witnessing a cultural shift where a large percentage of employees, in particular millennials, have new expectations around what is required to build a culture of collaboration and productivity. This is bolstered by the learnings from the Great Resignation.
The way forward is to become Change Proof – to have the capacity to leverage uncertainty and change – whether it’s the new normal or the next normal – to build long-term growth. Resilience is the foundation, individually and organizationally. Research proves that we are built to bounce forward, not back. Our brains can learn (at almost any age) how to process stress and turn it into strategy — by building the narrative of resilience. In fact, Individuals and organizations have the capacity for higher performance and engagement even under extreme stress. Resilient organizations enjoy 73% better health, 41% higher quality of life, 51% more energy and 52% lower burnout – resulting in lower turnover and greater team innovation and productivity.
In this high impact keynote Adam shares innovative recovery techniques and impactful resilience-building rituals to help attendees immediately improve their capacity to address stress and avoid costly burnout. These tangible practices result in the ability to leverage the power of uncertainty to build long-term growth while becoming what he coins in his latest book, Change Proof.
Adam Markel, bestselling author, keynote speaker and resilience researcher, guides individuals and organizations to tap the power of resilience to master the challenges of constant change.
With 18 years as a trial attorney building a multi-million dollar enterprise and 10 years as the CEO of a
leading personal development and business training company, Adam has much to share about resilience, culture and change. Yet, some of his most enduring lessons came from his years as an ocean first
responder – a life and death environment where Adam learned the importance of cultivating high
performance capacity and impeccable teamwork.
In his latest bestselling book, Change Proof, Adam shows how those principles of resilience are equally relevant today for any business that wants to move beyond managing change to actively embracing it and using times of uncertainty, crisis, and chaos to create opportunities and stimulate individual and team growth.
As one of Huffington Post’s top speakers to see and the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Pivot, Adam’s messages have inspired tens of thousands worldwide. His keynotes, corporate workshops, and business coaching integrate practical business strategies, personal development insights and a unique delivery style to create a high-energy and impactful learning environment.
Adam is currently the CEO of the More Love Media Group, a TEDx speaker and influencer, and host of The Change Proof Podcast, facilitating insightful discussions with business leaders and social innovators and sharing strategies to fully embrace an uncertain world and build Change Proof organizations.
Adam is continuously inspired by his wife of more than 30 years and their 4 amazing children.