Two ex-special operations guys armed with MBAs seek out people leading lives less ordinary, in order to find out how they fill their ‘unforgiving minutes’, and what helps them go, always, a little further. Like intellectual bowerbirds, we collect shiny little objects of knowledge that will help build better humans. Co-hosted by Ben Pronk and Tim Curtis.
There is no doubt that our current environment demands resilience. But what exactly is it, and how can we improve it - at both an individual and collective level? This podcast explains how! The Resilience Shield was developed by Dr Dan Pronk, Ben Pronk DSC and Tim Curtis, all of whom are SAS veterans with combat experience in theatres including Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone and Timor Leste. The model was developed after the authors witnessed first-hand the markedly different reactions that ostensibly similar individuals had to stressful events, including the gruelling SAS selection course as well as the incredible demands of leading high-performance teams in military operations – life and death situations with national strategic implications. This experience drove a deep desire to understand exactly what resilience was and – crucially – how it could be developed and improved in individuals and organisations.