Bounce Back

How to Fail Fast and be Resilient at Work

Innovate, take risks, and bounce back from failure with this handy and practical guide to developing resilience at work.
EAN: 9780749497361
Edition: 1
Format: 216x140
232 pages

About the book

FINALIST: American Book Fest Best Book Award 2020 - Business: Careers

Success. Innovation. Creativity. Growth. We all want these things at work - but the one thing they all have in common is that they involve failure.

A fear of failure, or the inability to bounce back and learn from failures, is one of the biggest things that can hold us back in our professional development - so how do we learn how to fail well and develop our resilience? Wherever we work, and whatever role we deliver, we all have the power to change our thinking and our response to failure - Bounce Back is here to help.

Written by Business Psychologist Dr Susan Kahn, this book will show you how to embrace failure. Failing fast, failing well, and learning how to be agile and resilient at work is a vital part of being a successful and innovative leader, approaching opportunities with excitement and creativity, and driving forward your personal and professional growth.

Packed with practical exercises, inspirational case studies and a useful resilience self-assessment guide, Bounce Back will show you how to invest in your resilience in a deliberate way, and empower you to face risk head-on. From learning how to respond well to critical feedback, to understanding cultural attitudes to failure around the world, this book will help you be a stronger, more resilient you.

About the authors

Dr Susan Kahn is a business psychologist, coach, consultant and mediator. As a coach, she works together with individuals and their organizations to help clients develop and enhance their authentic leadership style. As a mediator, she is skilled in improving working relationships and developing common understanding between parties in toxic relationships. In addition, she is a lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, teaching coaching and organizational psychology, and is a faculty member at the School of Life, working with businesses to develop their emotional intelligence.

What a brilliant subject for a book, courageously chosen and boldly tackled. We all fail. What matters is what we do next, how we cope with it. I will still fail, but after reading Susan's Kahn's first-rate book I know I can bounce back. And if I can cope more confidently with failure, I'm more likely to succeed.

Daniel Finkelstein OBE, The Times