Courage Blog

26
Jan

Essentials of Courage

Courage paradoxes permeate the workplace, making it difficult to distinguish “team” courage (an independent thinker who also contributes to the team and a team player who does not bend under pressure, for example). When an individual commits to a courage leadership environment that includes the twelve courage actions I have researched, team courage prevails such as tackling the tough project

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15
Jan

The Courage of Simplicity

Ask yourself: “Why would I want to exhibit the efficiency that courage leadership enables?” You will discover that there is an direct correlation between your “courage quotient” and your “success quotient.” When you begin to live in the present you can recognize when you are selling your soul. For example, people assume that finding a new job will be difficult,

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28
Dec

Why Courage in 2010!

Courage Research My research demonstrates that different people define courage differently. Your definition of courage defines who you are! Based on my first five years of courage research, I identified twelve behaviors of courage, including living your convictions, manifesting vision, affirming strength and determination and conquering fear. Now, with almost thirteen years of research I extracted twelve obstacles that impede

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16
Nov

12 Things to Love About Courage

“Courage can’t see around corners, but goes around them anyway.” ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960 Everyone can learn to practice courage regardless of career or position. It does not matter if you are a sales associate, graphic designer, project manager, photographer, accountant, administrative assistant, CEO, entrepreneur, journalist, construction worker, electrician, mechanic or stockbroker, you can learn to manifest courage

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2
Nov

Cultivate Courage Initiators

Courage evolves through openly inviting and boldly seeking its cultivation (“Genius in Gray Areas”). Organizations that focus on the value of continual learning commit and recommit themselves to their imageworkforce to form productive and accountable relationships. Identifying setbacks provides one opportunity to identify patterns along with honoring each stage of courage recognition. Start to monitor your organization’s recognition of the

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19
Oct

Fluid Courage

Most often, everyday courage is comingled with heroism, and that is an egoic trap! How can everyday true courage apply in the workplace today when the work environment is riddled with uncomfortable and challenging issues? In the midst of all the required tasks plus last minute scrambles, how can the designated learning officer of your organization flush out individual courage

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5
Oct

Arousing Courage Leadership

It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. — H. W. Shaw MOST PEOPLE HAVE differing opinions about who has courage and how they acquire it. Is it learned or innate? Do you maneuver in and out depending on the circumstance at stake, or can you keep advancing your level of

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21
Sep

Finding Courage During Times of Uncertainty

The biggest obstacle faced by today’s business leaders can be summed up in two words: unprecedented uncertainty. Failure to acknowledge this new reality is to live in denial and risk not just a company’s success, but its very survival. Thinking differently and being willing to challenge the status quo during times of uncertainty requires courage. In fact, today’s business climate

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25
May

Have You Checked Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Lately?

By Sandra Ford Walston It didn’t surprise me I was lured into Daniel Goleman’s book titled: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ. It became quite apparent after a nerve-wrecking incident that I needed to learn how to become more emotionally smart. On a late Saturday night, while I was designing a new training program (exciting life), I

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27
Apr

Genius in Gray Areas

“Successful leaders in Degussa, a German company, must have courage, determination, and a strong backbone,” wrote Fast Company, which profiled the company in an article about how to “Invest in a Courageous Culture.” The magazine wrote, “Degussa views bravery and audacity as essential corporate virtues, and it trains all of its managers to embrace those qualities.” That kind of courage, to be bold and audacious,  counts on genius. Genius should not be

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