Hardiness Resilience Gauge™

Build Hardy, More Resilient Leaders and Teams with the Hardiness Resilience Gauge™

Leaders who cultivate characteristics of hardiness within their organizations have teams that are better able to adapt to stress and adversity, less likely to suffer from burnout and are more resilient to change.

Hardy leaders are effective leaders. Leaders who are higher in hardiness are more likely to take on a leadership style in which they motivate, support, and set clear expectations for their team members. Hardy leaders are able to perform effectively in stressful situations and are more likely to facilitate a sense of cohesion within their teams. Leaders are in the unique position of being able to influence the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of people within their teams.

The Hardiness Resilience Gauge™ (HRG™) is grounded in over 30 years of research and development and provides valuable insight into an individual’s level of hardiness and their ability to cope with stressful and unexpected situations. Research has documented the protective nature of hardiness – people who are higher in hardiness are less likely to experience the negative effects of stress on health and performance. Those high in hardiness are not invulnerable to stress, but they do not experience the same degree of negative stress-related outcomes as those who are low in hardiness.

The Hardiness Resilience Gauge™ is used globally and has a long history of successful use with various groups, including employees and leaders within organizations, military personnel, law enforcement, healthcare personnel, students, and athletes. Leaders who cultivate characteristics of hardiness have more cohesive teams that are better able to adapt to stress and adversity and are more resilient to change.

The Hardiness Resilience Gauge™ is available in English and Chinese.

The HRG measures how effectively a person can cope with stress. The assessment provides a Total Hardiness score in addition to scores measuring three qualities that are instrumental for predicting how resilient an individual will be.

These three qualities are referred to as

Challenge: Seeing change and new experiences as exciting opportunities to learn and develop

Control: Belief in one’s ability to control or influence events and outcomes

Commitment: Tendency to see the world and day-to-day activities as interesting, meaningful, and having purpose

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The HRG individual report is designed for use in a wide variety of coaching and development situations. It focuses on the impact of a person’s hardiness across multiple domains in their life.

The HRG individual report contains:

  • An introduction to hardiness and the HRG model
  • An overview and interpretation of a user’s total hardiness score
  • A detailed personalized interpretation for each of the 3 subscales and strategies for developing each component of hardiness
  • Information on the balance between a user’s subscale scores and interpretations of the potential impact of imbalances
  • An Action Plan Page
  • A leadership and hardiness page, focused on strategies leaders can use to promote hardiness in their team members (optional).

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