Courage Blog

13
Jun

Is Your Courage on a Leash?

Hard skills do not determine business success. In fact, business failures almost always can be traced to lapses of courage by the company leadership. Why? Far too many companies keep courage on a leash, allowing complacency (a “courage killer”) to run rampant. #chorusofcourage Share on bebo Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on fark

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13
Jun

Dance Your Dance

True courage says, I’m going to dance my dance so when my time comes to transition, I know the tune, and I’m dancing all the way. #chorusofcourage #courageexpert Share on bebo Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on fark Share on FriendFeed Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it

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3
May

Nurses Week May 6-12, 2018 and Florence Nightingale’s Courageous Vision

Florence Nightingale possessed a compassionate heart and a reformer’s vision. Battling rigid societal and political preconceptions, Florence remained true to her vision even in the face of ridicule from her mother and sister. Against strenuous resistance from her family and stodgy Victorian society, Florence refused to accept defeat, one of the twelve obstacles to courage; instead, she demonstrated an important

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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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