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All resilience work is based on three key areas that dramatically effect overall resiliency:

  1. Knowledge through self-exploration

  2. Strength through effective coping skills

  3. Connection through healthy boundaries

The Theory Behind it All

The Managing Me Method is based on a “tribe” approach to team dynamics, and we ascribe to Relational Leadership Theory (Uhl-Bien, 2006). This view of the individual or the team sees reality within an organization, community, or family as a construct of the people who comprise the whole and the relationships that exist between them. Leadership and culture are not established through hierarchy in this approach. Instead, ownership in the mission and team vision are established in all group members because shared purpose is born out of the values and passions of those team members themselves. 

Storm in the Sea
  • Create an environment with enough structure to allow everyone to understand their role, and enough freedom to allow the group to evolve based on the strengths present within the individuals who make up the whole and the relationships that emerge between them. 

  • Provide a communication framework that fosters communication skill building, allowing team members to “learn to fish”.

  • Continually monitor and understand the group's current phase of team development and create strategic plans around this stage, allowing the team to grow and mature through it.


Recommended Reading

1. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better, Pema Chödrön

2. Tribes, Seth Godin



Uhl-Bien, M. (2006). Relational leadership theory: Exploring the social processes of leadership and organizing. The Leadership Quarterly, 17(6), 654-676. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2006.10.007

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