Amy Kristof-Brown

Henry B. Tippie Dean
Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Tippie College of Business

Authored by Amy Kristof-Brown

Bouncing Back as a Leader

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
As a college dean who began my position on March 1, 2020, and then closed all in-person activities 13 days later, I’m often asked to comment on the topic of resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to recover from traumatic or cumulative stresses. Early research on resilience emphasized the role of genetics – as in “some people are just born resilient.” However, more recent research shows that some people become more resilient over their lifetimes – suggesting that there are things we can all do to bounce back more quickly and effectively.