Building a Culture of Resilience

My guest on this Soft Skills for Leaders Podcast episode is Dr Lynda Folan. 

She is the author of the book Leader Resilience: The New Frontier of Leadership (2021). 

Lynda is an Organisational Psychologist with 35 years experience of working with global organisations. Lynda helps leaders build a culture of resilience, and is highly regarded in her ability to deliver successful cultural change.

Resilience to navigate a toxic culture of bullying

Talking Points

  • The early days of shaping a career
  • The most significant changes in the area of OD over the decades
  • Tougher for leaders post-COVID with change in work
  • Organisations and leaders are more agile
  • Mental health issues post-COVID has a huge impact
  • Shifting thinking the first step to building a culture of resilience
  • A psychologically safe environment 
  • Recent Legislation Work Safety and Health Act 2020
  • Psychological disconnect due to toxicity and bullying
  • What are the signs of bullying and how is it defined?
  • Covert bullying behaviour is commonplace and hard to deal with
  • The rise of narcissism in society
  • First steps in tackling undesirable behaviour
  • What we need to talk about.

Links to other Soft Skills for Leaders podcast episodes relevant to the topic

Respect at Work with Dr Jacinta Buchbach
Surviving a Toxic Workplace with Dr John Forbes

Connect with Dr Lynda Folan






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