Category Archive: Courage

Three C’s for Listening Like a Leader

Listening is a vast ocean surrounded by empty beaches. I’ve been paying attention to listening, both my own and others. You’re more likely to meet a red-crested tree rat* than to meet someone… Continue reading

7 Ways to Instill Confidence in Those Who Lack Boldness

Treating people like losers tends to cause them to act like losers. The power of a respected leader is their ability to help others believe in themselves. People who believe they matter tend… Continue reading

Want to Develop Courage? Improve Your Relational Trust

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of The Courage Way: Leading and Living with Integrity. Leave a comment on this guest post by Shelly L. Francis to become eligible to win one of… Continue reading

Accusations of Louis C.K.’s Sexual Misconduct are True

Five women accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct. He’s the latest in a recent avalanche of accusations that began in October with Harvey Weinstein. Louis said, “These stories are true.” Louis’ apology… Continue reading

4 Principles of Responsible Boldness

Timid action insults your future. But in some organizations, boldness is perilous. 5 signs it’s perilous to be bold: Upper management believes the status quo is daring. Everyone colors within the lines. Responsible… Continue reading

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