31
Jul

Catch-22s About What Is Courageous Leadership?

One client said to me, “I was curious Sandra, if you were to narrow the aspects of courageous leadership down to the top three kernels, what would you suggest?” The first kernel, and the most critical, would be to start to implement some type of reflective exercise, better known to some as introspection. I call this a commitment to “courage-centering.”

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24
Jul

Catch-22s During Transitions and How to Apply Courageous Leadership

Transitions are here to stay. A coaching client asked, “What courageous behaviors must I implement so I don’t sell my soul?” First of all, just recognizing that you are selling your soul reveals that you are coming from a higher level of courage consciousness. Why? Because you know you are doing it! Unfortunately, the energy in many organizations border on

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17
Jul

Catch-22s Executives Face to Apply Courageous Leadership

Over the years as a Courage Coach and Organizational Courage Consultant, employees at all levels have shared with me intriguing Catch-22s. Below is one you might find interesting: As an executive, the director of HR shared a situation about a courageous hiring decision that demonstrated courageous leadership.  Sue said, “While it would have been the risk free and popular decision

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10
Jul

Fear Blocks and Paralyzes the Heart

True fear is a survival signal that sounds only in the presence of danger; yet, our culture is stuck in the creation of dualities, such as courage or fear (pretty/ugly, peace/disaster or bad/good). In other words, our culture says “you can’t have courage without fear.” Not true! If you go to work and learn your biggest client has gone to

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28
Jun

Top 4 Signs that You’re STUCK at Work

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

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29
May

Top 4 Signs that You’re STUCK at Work

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

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10
May

Steps to Embrace Spiritual Courage in the Workplace

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? Do you have a staunch attachment to some belief that prevents you from manifesting your courage? After over

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5
Apr

“Courageous Leadership: The Legacy that Changes Lives”

In the program “Courageous Leadership: The Legacy that Changes Lives” you learn why courage is a forgotten virtue, why it is critical to exhibit everyday courage behaviors, why courageous leadership is misunderstood in our culture, and how courage is the roadmap to fulfilling your heart’s success. Consider these questions: How do I launch my courage into action? What benefits do

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8
Mar

Exercise Courage and Overcome Any Obstacle

When you face diminishing opportunities, obstacles seem larger than life. But when you tap into your personal courage, you can overcome uncertainty, intimidation, denial, apathy, and doubt. In history, we find people who overcame obstacles that make our hardships pale by comparison. Can you learn how to overcome obstacles? I attest: You have the courage within you to over/come any

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22
Feb

How to Apply Courage in Career-Defining Moments

Every obstacle you face at work represents a potential career-defining moment. Your character may be tested. You can choose to step up to the next rung on the ladder or, lacking sufficient courage, slip back down. By simply recognizing these workplace obstacles as defining moments (things like failing to get an overdue promotion, or enduring verbal intimidation) you begin to

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