Category Archive: Courage

The Five Components of Negative Leadership

Paychecks buy compliance, but no one is energized by negative leadership. Uncertainty and insecurity give birth to some of the most negative aspects of leadership. You end up with toxicity when you stir… Continue reading

12 Sentence Starters that Inspire Courage

Any bully can kick someone in the pants. It takes real leadership to inspire. If you encouraged a team member once a week, you’d do it about 50 times a year. (Allowing for… Continue reading

5 Ways to Reject Arrogance and Develop the Beauty of Real Confidence

Bravado impresses the blind, intimidates the ignorant, comforts the fearful, and offends the skillful. Confidence doesn’t need to brag, impress, outdo, or put others down. 5 ways to develop real confidence: Burst the… Continue reading

One Simple Question Anyone Can Ask That Produces a Moment of Clarity

Confusion is about fear and doubt, not intelligence. Self-doubt makes smart people dumb.  Doubt and fear are the parents of delay and confusion. Self-doubt rejects options and makes decisions like a snail, if at… Continue reading

10 Ways to Build a Go-For-It Culture

It’s difficult for go-for-it leaders to imagine that people are waiting for permission to act. What’s wrong with them? You take action without asking permission. Why doesn’t everyone else? 10 ways to build… Continue reading

What’s the Bravest Thing You Could Do Today

Yesterday I asked a question I’ve never asked a client before. “What’s the bravest thing you could do today?” His thinking shifted. His eyes went first to the ceiling and then around the… Continue reading