Show Resilience In Tough Times
It takes resilience and persistence to get through the down times, says Brian Wong, Shanghai-based author of "The Tao of Alibaba" who was the first American to work for Chinese digital and e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) and developed its leadership training program.
"To me, it's very, very important for being successful in the long run," said Wong, founder and chief executive of Radii Media, a digital media company bridging East and West.
Build resilience by making sure your company or group has a tangible purpose for why it exists, Wong says. "Then people live and breathe that mission," he said. "That's their big motivating factor."
That gives team members guiding principles to overcome obstacles, he says.