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Thank you for your support of Albuquerque-based Pluma Construction Systems. As you know, we provide a full suite of commercial construction services and residential remodeling. Built on a quality foundation of unwavering ethics and quality workmanship we created the Pluma Leadership Minute (heard on 770 KKOB-AM) as a way to share insights with influential people, like you!

Over the last 10 weeks we have reviewed leader characteristics such as Trust, Integrity, Persistence, Patience, Courage, Personal Responsibility, Wisdom, leading by example, Initiative and Attitude. Today we focus on Resilience

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the “Iron Lady”, a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. She said “Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.” and “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

Every successful individual has had setbacks and failures. It is impossible to learn without making mistakes. A leader’s actions after a setback sets the tone for their team. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, find your lost confidence and move on.

A resilient leader views failures as temporary obstacles from which they can easily recover from. They maintain a positive attitude and a strong sense of opportunity during periods of instability. When faced with uncertainty, a resilient leader finds ways to move forward and avoids getting stuck. Many studies have indicated the importance of resilience as both an individual and leadership trait.

Yes, everyone needs to be resilient and resourceful to succeed – no matter their path in life. But a growing or maturing business, in particular, needs leaders at the helm who can tap into both of these qualities in order to build long-term success for themselves and their

All of us can benefit from improving our leadership resilience — making us better able to face a crisis, recover, and adapt.

Do you practice resilient leadership? Are you aware of how this characteristic can benefit your business?