Tag Archive: courageous leaders

How No-Nonsense Leaders Succeed with Conversations

Agenda-driven conversations feel safe. It’s those spontaneous conversations that kick some leaders in the pants. It might feel easier to avoid interactions, but your team is better served when you engage. Personal conversations… Continue reading

Four Ways to Keep Going When You Feel Like Quitting

“I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.” Vincent Van Gogh 4 ways to keep going when you feel… Continue reading

When to Just Shut Up and Do It

I hate it when leaders respond to concerns or resistance with, “Just shut up and do it.” But sometimes NIKE is right, Just do it. Just shut up and do it: Discomfort is… Continue reading

How to Rise Above Problem-Based Thinking

Good days turn bad quickly. Eight hours of good performance are ruined by five minutes of tension with a colleague. Everything in your day went well, but you have a bad experience –… 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