Synopses & Reviews
We are living through a "perfect storm" of economic, social, and environmental disruptions that make our world increasingly volatile. Every day we're confronted with unprecedented events, whether it's on a large scale, like terrorism, environmental crises, or cyber attacks, or in our professional lives, where our businesses face global competition and the ongoing effects of the financial crisis making careers, companies, and even economies vulnerable. And then the stress of daily life itself--balancing work and family, coping with the deluge of information, and shouldering the strain of economic concerns--only adds to our anxiety.
This is the new normal.
Our challenge today is not to outpace stress, adversity, and momentous change, it is to meet them head-on. It's to learn how to deal with uncertainty not as a passing state, but as a condition of life, to find ways to tolerate--even embrace--uncertainty, not knowing what's next, what works, or what the new rules are. The difference between those who fold and those who flourish in such situations is not resilience in the traditional sense of the word, but a resilience better suited for these tumultuous times--Transformative Resilience.
In Transformative Resilience, Stephanie and Ama they draw on their expertise and build upon decades of research across the disciplines of psychology, sociology, behavioral economics, neuroscience, business, and other fields to bridge the individual and the macro perspectives on resilience.
Stephanie and Ama begin by identifying the Type R mindset: the set of characteristics of individuals and groups that spring forward rather than simply bounce back in times of disruption and change. These include a sense of purpose, seeing change as opportunity, adaptability, and mobilizing support. They go on to identify the TR Journey of Change: the six stages that propel us into transforming adversity into growth, along with an assessment, "What's Your Transformative Resilience Quotient?" (TRQ), which will help readers gauge their current TR capacity and recognize what skills they need to strengthen. Transformative Resilience explores how these concepts can be used in both personal, business, and global arenas to use difficult circumstances and to your advantage.
Forget Type As and Bs. The future lies with Type Rs-- the individuals, leaders, businesses, families and communities that turn challenges into opportunity in these times of upheaval, crisis and change.
In this thought provoking book Ama Marston, an internationally recognized strategist and thought leader on Transformative Resilience and purpose-driven leadership and business teams up with her mother, psychotherapist, stress and work-life expert, and corporate consultant Stephanie Marston. Together they explore the process of Transformative Resilience. And, they look at the mindset, skills and strategies of Type Rs who are finding ways to turn some of the most challenging of circumstances into opportunity-- growing from the experience and springing forward rather than bouncing back-- and ultimately making a contribution to the world.
Their research spans the personal and professional, the local and the global, combining each of their unique professional insights while reaching across psychology, neuroscience, the natural sciences, business and politics, among other disciplines. And they share inspiring stories that highlight the complexity of the times we live in -- unprecedented world events, environmental and crises and businesses facing increasing global competition as well the individual and collective triumphs of Type Rs coping with these as well as the stress of daily life, unstable careers, and the challenges and disruptions that will inevitably rattle our lives at some point.
Forget Type As and Bs. The future lies with Type Rs-the resilient individuals, leaders, businesses, families, and communities who turn challenges into opportunities in times of upheaval, crisis, and change.
In Type R, Ama Marston and Stephanie Marston explore Transformative Resilience and the strategies of those who use difficult circumstances as catalysts for growth--springing forward rather than bouncing back during turbulent times.
Here, Ama and Stephanie share inspiring stories of Type Rs thriving during unprecedented world events and increasing global pressures--from climate change to financial crises. They share the individual and collective triumphs of people coping with the stress of daily life and the challenges and disruptions that rattle all our lives at some point. And they draw upon research that spans the personal and the professional, the local and the global. Reaching across psychology, neuroscience, business, and politics, Type R demonstrates how we can use challenges to innovate, create new strengths, and grow.
Type R also teaches leaders, businesses, and organizations how to cultivate the critical Type R Vision and Culture, which is essential for navigating and thriving in disruptive change. This thought-provoking book proves that there is much we can learn from those who use change, stress, and adversity as springboards to progress in a chaotic world.