Most of the “life stories” we encounter through fiction, movies, and summary biographies (i.e. wikipedia) follow narrative development that isn’t really accurate. In real life, setbacks are common- and part of growth.
Recently I got to hear my friend Kate Rae Davis present at Symposia, a series of ted-talk style presentations by fellow alumni of The Seattle Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Kate’s research, as director of The Resilient Leaders Project, is helping find ways to teach and support resiliency in order to help leaders cope with setbacks and the threat of burnout.