Category Archive: Courage

Surgery Without Anesthesia

“My husband says a conversation with Dan is like surgery without anesthesia.” (During a birthday party for a long-time coaching client.) People don’t tell leaders the truth. They imagine what you want to… Continue reading

The True Value of Persistent Problems and Nagging Distress

Problems are spiny gifts wrapped in sandpaper. It’s foolish to wish for problem-free leadership. The four benefits of persistent problems: #1. The prospect of becoming your best self. “Leadership is a matter of… Continue reading

Leading Through Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) aggravate instability. Leaders shine when they help people navigate uncertainty and instability. For example… New employees during onboarding. Moving from “Bud to Boss.” Terminations. Shifts in leadership and new… Continue reading

The Four Powers of Courageous Leaders

The courage of leadership is seldom seen and never understood by those who choose safety over adventure. Real courage is a decision made without fanfare. Courageous leadership is the power to: #1. Live… Continue reading

3 Shocking Ways to Show Up Today

Knowing stuff got you where you are, but “not knowing” takes you where you need to go. Choose how you show up BEFORE you show up. #1. Show up to let others be… Continue reading

Choosing Courage Over Comfort

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment on this guest post by Pamela McLean, PhD to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of, “Self as Coach, Self as Leader.” (Deadline is 5/26/2019)… Continue reading