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8
Apr

12 Interview Questions to Flush Out Courageous Leadership Skills

  Traditional interview skills used to seek how the candidate would handle a situation in the future. Now, behavioral interview skills ask a potential candidate how they handled a situation in the past. In the behavioral interview, the interviewer has decided on the skills they are seeking and assess, based on the responses, how you behaved. What if you aspired

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31
Mar

Courage Taught or Learned?

Courage Taught or Learned? My research demonstrates that courage exists within each of us, and I believe that courage is your birthright! When you allow your courage to surface, you learn to cultivate and nurture it. How you learn to recognize and manifest your courage does not really matter. What matters is your receptivity. That being said, having a parent

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8
Mar

The Tonic Called Courage—How Elizabeth Fry (1780–1845) Transformed the Women’s Prison

Born into a happy and prosperous English family, this deeply inspired nineteenth-century Quaker woman shifted her focus from a life of privilege to the invisible lives of the unwanted and despised. With principled persistence, practicality and deep-felt convictions, she followed her heart and changed how underprivileged women were incarcerated. Elizabeth Gurney Fry (1780–1845) developed her public career at Quaker meetings

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4
Mar

Do You Know the Facets of Courage?

To recognize courage, it helps to distinguish the various facets of courage. Some of us manifest certain types of courage well but come up short in other areas. Try to detect which elements you exhibit and which courage features need to be unleashed in your life. Spiritual courage. The spiritual journey requires being in the present. It is a trust

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23
Feb

Psychological Freedom—The Courage to Step Up the Leadership Ladder

Freedom has so many connotations. How would a courageous employee define freedom? I had to stop and think about this. I know a courageously observant person reevaluates their identity to discover what is true and vital, and then summons their courage to step up the leadership ladder. The opposite of this would be the employee (regardless of title) who stays

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10
Feb

Viktor Frankl: Make Courage Your Daily Legacy

  It’s hard to imagine a more fitting example of courage than Viktor Frankl. He made courage his daily legacy, and he still challenges us long after his death, asking the question, “What is the meaning of your life?” Few people can match Viktor Frankl’s courage, and in a life rife with ambiguity he did not hesitate to confront uncomfortable

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26
Jan

Feminine Courage—Do You Have It? Be an Activist!

  What’s your definition of courage and why is it vital to claim it for yourself? Are you curious about why only 11 percent of more than 750 women I researched for five years (out of twenty years) perceived themselves as courageous? Interviews with the courageous 11 percent made it clear that these women manifest their courage in specific ways.

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22
Jan

What Is Genius?

“Genius is talent set on fire by courage.” – Henry Van Dyke, (1852-1933) was an American Presbyterian clergyman Genius should not be confused with IQ (intelligence quotient). “It would be more helpful to see genius as simply an extraordinary high degree of insight in a given area of human activity. … Genius can be more accurately identified by perseverance, courage,

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11
Jan

Best Lights Shine in the Workplace

  The fundamental nature of vulnerability and its relationship to strengthening our courage is not quantifiable. Inviting self-awareness, we begin to notice our personal forms of manipulation—from bullying to indifference to passive aggressive behaviors. Facing a decisive moment provides an opportunity to reveal vulnerability. Revealing vulnerability allows our best lights to shine into the workplace. The difficulty arises from the

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27
Dec

Too Busy to Write a Thank-You Note?

  No one is ever too important or too busy to send a written “thank you” in a thank-you card! Yet, I am continually surprised at how few thank-you notes are sent these days.  Sure you can go the free and easy route using email with a thank-you image, Facebook messages or Bitmojis, but these options don’t display the personal

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