Bouncebackability encapsulates Adaptability, Flexibility and Resilience perfectly!

Adaptability and Flexibilty as similar concepts

Failure can often be the seed for subsequent success. I will never forget the description given by Iain Dowie for why the football team he managed (Crystal Palace) achieved promotion to the English Premier League in England in 2004 just one year after they lost the play-off final the year before. It was due to “Bouncebackability”. Some have suggested that Dowie coined the phrase which eventually entered the Oxford English Dictionary, although as the OED informs us, the use of the term (still originating with sport) can be traced back to 1961.

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  • Stephen Brookes Reply

    As I said on Linkedin, I will follow on with a more detailed article,

    September 17, 2023 at 10:58 am

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