More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails when the pace picks up or the pressure is on. That’s true in the cancer ward, it’s true in the Olympics, and it’s true in the boardroom, when deciding a company’s future. It is with these words that Dean Becker, CEO of Adaptive Learning Systems, introduced resilience. What traits are shared by resilient people? What behavioral mechanisms are to be implemented when faced with a very difficult personal or professional situation?