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Executive Resilience is a Must-Have Skill!

Amanda Reszkowski
November 29, 2017

What’s the new, must-have executive skill? According to a recent Harvard Business Review article by Srikumar Rao, this skill is executive resilience. In our culture, business moves fast, creating peaks and valleys, gains and setbacks. How one conceptualizes and responds to these events is paramount to the outcome, and to maintaining resiliency.


Resiliency is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulty. Ideally, we want executives to not only to bounce back, but to thrive and grow from their experiences. What does that look like realistically in an environment where high-profile executives are expected to have the endurance of an ultramarathon runner? Truthfully? It isn’t always easy. Resiliency requires vigilance and awareness. It requires the courage to acknowledge that a setback has occurred, the willingness to be vulnerable in reaching out to an expert who can help you build your mental toolkit, and the tenacity to carry on, even when the outcome is uncertain.


When facing a challenge, it’s normal to lose equilibrium. The most important first step is vigilance—noticing and identifying when you are off balance. Once you acquire this awareness, and the skills necessary for self-correction, conscious action can be taken to regain your traction. With patience and practice, this process becomes natural over time. Perspectives shift, and executives can negotiate those peaks and valleys with confidence.


R3’s executive concierge consultants understand the complexities and demands placed on high-profile executives and the intricacies of negotiating the political landscape over the life cycle of a career. These highly-skilled experts have decades of experience collaborating with high-profile executives, helping them maximize their impact and effectiveness and attain their career objectives.

Amanda Reszkowski

Amanda Reszkowski serves as Clinical Director of Executive Optimization at R3 Continuum, bringing nearly 15 years experience in the field of behavioral health.

As the Clinical Director for Executive Optimization, Amanda oversees both the clinical and non-clinical solution suite designed to discretely support high-level executives both personally and professionally. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies on issues related to disruptive event management and behavioral health literacy and awareness in the workplace.

Amanda is known as an adept strategic partner to her clients; understanding their unique cultural needs, and collaborating to implement behavioral health solutions that integrate resilience and optimize executives.

She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, where her focus was direct practice in mental health. She is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and an Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor.