This article forms part of our kete of resources for principals on resilience and wellbeing and will be regularly updated with new clips and advice. To access the rest of our resources, head to our Resilience page.
For Wendy Paul, Director of Purpose at Fonterra, resilience grew from ego death. Having handled crises for her organisation before, she learned the importance of letting go of the 'hero mentality', and how that was core to true resilience.
"It's a stoic, old-school mentality, believing your role as a leader is to save everyone," she says.
"But it's normal to have ups and downs - you have to be authentic to yourself and those around you in how you deal with it."
In this piece, we will break down our conversations with Wendy about resilience, wellbeing and growing through adversity. With regularly updated pieces of advice, we hope you find something to help you grow your resilience - and that of your team and community.
What does resilience mean to you?
Under lockdown, our resilience was put to the test. But for many leaders, it can be difficult to identify exactly what that trait means.
For Wendy, it is several things. Perhaps first and foremost, it is knowing yourself: