Running On Resilience – Interview with William Thomas

Have you ever met someone who ran a marathon on all 7 continents and the North Pole?

We met with one of AchieveForum’s leadership success facilitators, William Thomas,  who did just that!

Certain psychological traits are developed, challenged, and improved by running to cope with obstacles sport throws at you. We would like to share his journey to success and valuable lessons he learnt along the way.

Please click here to download the full version of the interview.

One thing resonated clearly, resilience, or “mental toughness” is key to achieving success.

Most of us spend at least a third of our adult life at work. Performing in constantly connected, always-on, highly demanding work cultures where stress is widespread.

Some of the things William shares in the interview is:

  • Setting smaller objectives along the way to a big change can boost employees’ confidence.
  • Building mental endurance (being able to push through the difficult times), is one benefit from running that is so valuable professionally.
  • Learning to accept failure is something every marathoner faces, and it is an important part of innovation and change at work.

To download our full research report on Resilience, click here.

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