It is difficult to watch the destruction and pain caused by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. People find hope in believing residents will rebuild and recover. They talk of resilience.

Last year I wrote a blog post on resilience in managing . While it is an important skill for our work as managers, I wonder what resilience will demand of the people of Moore. We should not take it lightly. We may try to comfort ourselves by saying they’ll be back. But in doing so, we negate the tremendous strength it takes to recover from an experience such as the people of Moore have gone through.

Resilience stretches us and those who are resilient deserve our admiration. That includes managers.