Category Archive: Courage

Top 10 Behaviors of Insecure Leaders

Fear begins at the top and flows down through organizations. Insecure teams are led by insecure leaders. You’re forced to be inconsistent, when you’re driven by the opinions of others. Top 10 behaviors… Continue reading

How to Get the Best From the Worst

Surprise at life’s unfairness defeats us. You are who you are today, in large part, due to your responses to uncertainty, difficulty, and adversity. You spend too much time resisting and too little time… Continue reading

7 Ways to be a Dealer in Hope

You and the people you influence cannot thrive apart from hope. Napoleon rightly said, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Successful leaders inspire hope.  Leadership is about the future – hope is… Continue reading

Three Ways to Release the Lion

Those without fear aren’t courageous. They’re oblivious. Courage is choosing to act when afraid. Nelson Mandela said, “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that… Continue reading

They Won’t Budge

Efforts to make things better are persistently blocked by a bottleneck. Now what? Pour out your good stuff, even when disappointed with others. Hardened bottlenecks: Forget the big pictures. Resist what might be. Use policy… Continue reading

One of the Biggest Shifts in Leadership

Regret with the end, hurts more than dissatisfaction at the beginning. Disappointment is realizing the cheese moved. You don’t want what you wanted. You aren’t getting where you want to go. You don’t like who… Continue reading