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As a Courage Coach and consultant in courageous leadership, employees at all levels ask me intriguing questions. Below are four questions and answers that you might find interesting:courageous leadership

 1)  A director of HR shared a situation about a courageous hiring decision that demonstrated courageous leadership when she was confronted about hiring an “outsider.” What would you have done?

She said, “While it would have been the risk-free and popular decision to merely promote an internal favorite to a recently vacated executive position, I decided to take a significant risk in hiring a stellar candidate external to the organization who could lead a very important department from competent to excellent. This choice, even during times of economic uncertainty dictated structural change and altered “business as usual.” It took courage to approach....

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marshalling your resources and energy after a job loss
A former client sent me a Holiday e-card with a note that she'd lost her job and with it, her family's health insurance.  In follow up emails she told me that she was part of a lay off last month,  she's been feeling sicker since she's left work and feels lost. She wants to work with me again and thinks it would help as it did before. But she won't do anything that would cost money or wear her down even more physically.   She's too afraid to look for a job. Because she's been reading my posts for years, she suggested I write...
effective communication skills
WORDS ARE POWERFUL.They can help or hurt you. They can get you positive results or break your heart. Your words create your reality. Promises, requests, offers, or words to persuade  provoke action. You use words as a means to get people to do things for you, endear yourself to people, make people like you, buy your services, or countless other motivations. Hate speech can hurt you. Help speech can reshape your world and produce sustainable results. Your words, body language, and emotions form a triangle through which you interpret the world. By changing the interpretation of this triangle, you shift...