Our member, Joseph B. Diehl, CPA, JD, will examine the research behind resilient people, including findings shared by Professors Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD. While becoming a resilient person–for some–is a long and arduous process, any of us can cultivate and build resilience over time. Joe will take you on an interesting journey, exploring tips and tools from a variety of experts on how they became resilient. Interestingly, two key attributes shared by the majority of resilient people are strong core values, and a stated purpose for their lives. Resilient people often flourish during and after Black Swan events–those random, devastating and tragic events described by Professor Taleb that have occurred over human history. Resilient people–knocked down by such occurrences, seem to come back stronger.
Joseph B. Diehl, CPA, JD is a member of the University Sunrise Rotary Club–and appreciates this opportunity to share his ideas. Joe manages Diehl & Co. LLC which has provided services to nonprofit organizations since 1996. For the first half of his career, Joe held a variety of accounting/finance positions in the for profit sector. He earned his BS degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University (go “Huskies”) and his JD from UIC-John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL. He was known as Joey as a child.