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21
Apr

Women and Courage at Work—The Label Trap

In today’s business world, courage has a much deeper meaning and a more relevant role for women such as the family-career balancing act, difficulty with confrontation, reentering the workplace, political finesse, undermining other women and releasing the way people judge women who stand in their “originality.” When women exhibit courage in the workplace, such as taking a stand on a

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12
Apr

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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26
Mar

COURAGE: The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman

By fusing courage with a woman’s innate energy, all women can enhance their ability to act from their hearts. When confronted with a choice, you can consciously call on courage as a guiding force. COURAGE: The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman/Reclaiming the Forgotten Virtue (endorsed by Marianne Williamson) is a powerful tool for discovering a new force, acknowledging an

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19
Mar

When We Support Each Other

Once in a while, someone reaches out to me, and I am startled by their heart-felt message. Tobey took time out of her busy life to touch my heart with this testimonial about how my first book and years of courage research had touched and motivated her life: “I was introduced to Sandra Ford Walston, The Courage Expert, from a

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8
Mar

International Women’s Day with Courage

Curious about women and courage, everyday courage or how to apply courageous leadership—this is the blog for you. No sensational stories, heroism or drama, just the understanding of how to apply courage at work or in your personal life. There is a direct correlation between your success quotient and your courage quotient. What would you do right now if you

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1
Mar

Responding to First Red Flags Takes Courage!

Respond to First Red Flags   First red flag warnings are everywhere. A woman I will call Deb was preparing to speak at a conference when she got a big red flag in the form of a disturbing email from the association’s education director. Meant for a staff member, the email was filled with sniping remarks about her! Believing she had

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24
Feb

Courageous or Brazen Scripts

A woman who noticed that a high-ranking position would soon be vacated said, “I thought about it and thought about it. So I did the somewhat brazen thing and went over and asked, “Can I have Vicki’s job?” What’s wrong with asking, and why is it “brazen” to ask? This is a perfect example of “scripts” or inner dialogues that

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12
Feb

Top 5 Signs that You’re STUCK at Work

In transitional economic times, it is easy to feel stuck—stuck in the wrong job, stuck in a failing company or stuck in the unemployment line. But an uncertain economy does not necessarily mean that you have to remain stuck. In fact, getting stuck at work usually has very little to do with the state of the economy, and many of

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18
Jan

No “one size fits all” Courage

There is no “one size fits all” formula or courage pill for overcoming obstacles at work. The size and importance of obstacles change as does our capacity to deal with them. Only by journeying inward can we each identify the appropriate courage action that will advance our lives and careers beyond the obstacles we face at any given moment. True

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13
Jan

10 Teachings for Teenage Girls to Live a Courageous Life

When was the last time you used the word courage with your teenager? The best New Year commitment any family member or friend with a teenage girl is simply to start saying and applying the word courage. The word courage comes from the French word corage, meaning “heart and spirit,” so I am not talking about the typical definition: confronting

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