Sandra Ford Walston

Who is Sandra Ford Walston?

“The motivational speaker who gives you the courage to step up to the next level.”

Sandra Ford Walston, The Courage Expert,

innovator of StuckThinking™, bestselling author, consultant, seminar leader, speaker, courage coach

Sandra has been featured in numerous magazines such as:


• Chief Learning Officer


• Strategic Finance


• Personal Excellence: The Magazine of Life Leadership (Professor Bennis)


• HR Matters, Malaysia


• Training & Development (US and Germany)


• The Washington Executive


• Brandon Hall Network

What Tim Tebow Can Teach Us About Organizational Leadership

Posted by Nicole Konkoly on December 14, 2011

Christian athlete Tim Tebow, the current starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, continues to make headlines, not only for his contribution to the team’s recent “miraculous victories”, but for his exceptional leadership qualities.

Tebow, recently named one of the Best Leaders of 2011 by a panel of leadership experts, is often recognized for his display of the following leadership qualities:

  • Faith
  • Courage
  • Integrity

Tebow’s leadership example translates beyond the athletic field and into the business world, where many believe that the qualities he exhibits are needed today more than ever before.

In the Chief Learning Officer article “Courage in the Workplace”, author Sandra Ford Walston writes about the importance of overcoming employees’ tendencies to lower ethical standards and suffer from mental paralysis in a difficult economy.  Walston emphasizes the importance of courage-based leadership, in which leaders tap into everyday courage to self-reflect, live and work from the heart, and promote courageous action and personal accountability.

Pursuing a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership at a Christian university can be an excellent path to gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to become courageous leaders of effective organizations.

This fast growing area of study enables students to develop a solid knowledge base in accounting, economics, finance, management, and statistics, in addition to change oriented management and leadership development.  Organizational Leadership graduates can expect a bright career outlook, with the opportunity to guide organizations with faith, courage, and integrity in a virtually limitless array of business sectors.

In addition to an Organizational Leadership Masters degree, a Christian-focused Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can help prepare students to serve as responsible business leaders and effect positive change in their organizations.

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