PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 20, 2024 (US & CANADA), APRIL 4, 2024 (UK & INTERNATIONAL), PRE-ORDER NOW
Are we sometimes too strong for our own good?
Amid epidemics of anxiety and depression, threats of ecological and economic disaster, not to mention a pandemic, resilience has been the buzzword of the decade, the answer to every challenge we face as individuals, organizations, and communities. We seldom stop to ask if our insistence on persevering is really in our long-term interest. Does it trap us in patterns of behaviour that no longer make sense, foreclose too soon on better opportunities, and stifle positive development? With examples ranging from overly optimistic thinking habits to risk-averse decisions by corporations and governments, Michael Ungar, one of the world’s leading resilience experts, explores how even the most resilient among us can fail catastrophically. The Limits of Resilience is a witty, compassionate argument that true resilience lies not so much in always bouncing back but in our ability to self-disrupt and embrace occasional but much-needed failure.
Paperback * 200 pages
Release Date: February 20, 2024 (US & Canada) | April 4, 2024 (UK & International)