As we (hopefully) reach the beginning of the end of our 12 month lockdown, the mental wellbeing of professional workforces will come to the fore. From a workplace perspective, how leaders support their teams in managing these challenges will determine future success. The stresses of lockdown and the gradual return to "new normal" will take some getting used to. A key determinant of our ability to manage such stresses is our own resilience. This article is a few years old, but resonated with me greatly alongside conversations I have been having with HR and business leaders. Resilience presents a challenge for psychologists. Whether you can be said to have it or not largely depends not on any particular psychological test but on the way your life unfolds. If you are lucky enough to never experience any sort of adversity, we won’t know how resilient you are. It’s only when you’re faced with obstacles, stress, and other environmental threats that resilience, or the lack of it, emerges: Do you succumb or do you surmount?