Courage Blog

9
Nov

3 Ways Women Can Boost Courageous Leadership

One of the first life lessons of my career also made the biggest impression. Maybe you recall one of those types of stories in your life. I had taken a job as an entry-level business development officer for a small start-up bank in West Los Angeles. My job responsibilities consisted of qualifying, securing and transferring profitable clients in the bank’s

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30
Oct

Cultivate Courage Applying Six Components

There is a strong correlation between courageous leadership and success. Below are six components to cultivate courage work (or view on LinkedIn): Clarity: Look for clues about your inner calling. Think about a time and an issue that excited and animated you. You’ve likely experienced this positive energy at some point. Perhaps you have all but forgotten this experience; but

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9
Oct

Courage Checkup Questionnaire

Please answer Yes or No to the following questions. Then, add up your “Yes” questions. This is not a valid and reliable “quiz.” Just see what comes up for you. At times, do you fail to perceive how to tap into your hidden strengths? When you face daily challenges, do you sometimes feel “stalled at the start?” Have obstacles in

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3
Oct

Spiritual Intelligence (SQ)–What’s Your Level?

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2
Oct

Practicing Spiritual Courage to Find Answers

Looking to retire? Or maybe find a new job? Want to transition to something new? First, start by asking yourself some worthy questions: Where do you seek security? Through an attachment to your home? Your ethnic group? Your denomination? Your job title? The image you portray? Do you have a staunch attachment to some belief that prevents you from manifesting

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7
Sep

The Power of Being Courageous at Work

True courage comes from a place deep within each of us, not from synapses firing based on intellectual prowess, education, titles or credentials. Courage is much more than brains or mental capabilities, it is a discipline. Demonstrating courageous leadership at work and living a courageous life come from an energy springing from an individual’s deepest values, motivation, and attitudes: the

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27
Jul

At Work, Be Who You Really Are: Now that Takes Courage!

Easily distracted by our projections about people’s personalities, we forget to focus on a critical courageous leadership action: reveal vulnerability. While preparing for a presentation on courageous leadership for a Fortune 500 company, my client and I decided that having a panel of four internal employees (three women and one man) would be a great way to reveal situational courageous

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27
Jun

Are You a Golfer Who’s Got the Authentic Swing?

The 2000 movie release of “The Legend of Bagger Vance” was about a post WWI golfer and a mysterious caddie. Set in Georgia, the dispirited Savannah folks decide a tournament will boost their war torn morale. But, they fancied a southern pro to represent them. A traumatized golfer with flashbacks reluctantly commits to play in the tournament. In the middle

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12
Jun

21 Inspiring Courage Quotes to Integrate into Your Precious Life

21 of my favorite courage quotes extracted from over 20 years of original courage research:  “Your courage is at the highest when you choose to take action; inaction saps the will of your character.” “Since the start of time, courage has been a potential for everyone, but it only becomes a reality for those who are willing to take the

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8
Jun

Benefits of Demonstrated Courage

What are some benefits if everyone demonstrated more courage? Less artificial harmony Freedom to be vulnerable; less worry Increased efficiency and effectiveness Improved individual and organization performance Bottom Line: means increased participation in all regions Improved quality and productivity Moved the company forward More cohesiveness Successful and flourishing departments that create a dynamic company and fulfilling careers Progress in the

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