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Having Courage in Career-Defining Moments

by Sandra Ford Walston Every obstacle you face at work represents a potential career-defining moment. Your character may be tested. You can choose to step up to the next rung on the ladder or, lacking sufficient courage, slip back down. … Continue reading

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Courage to Assert New Behavior to Get What You Want

by Sandra Ford Walston Jill demonstrated her talents and caught the attention of a city manager. When he phoned Jill to discuss an administrative position, she knew that negotiating the salary would be difficult. “He saw me as someone who … Continue reading

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Personal Leadership Skills to Catapult Your Career

by Sandra Ford Walston “Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt “Doing” generally involves a list of things to accomplish : earn another certification, land a new account, secure another promotion. In … Continue reading

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How to Up Your Success Quotient in Finding Future Leaders

by Sandra Ford Walston Succession planning, or passing the baton of leadership, is a big priority for many organizations yet so many HR executives spend their time just putting out fires trying to quickly hire talent for a given job. … Continue reading

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Watch Out for the Woman Bully Boss

By Sandra Ford Walston Forty percent of bullies are women, and when women are bullies, they choose women as targets 71% of the time. Sadly, when the bully finds his or her target, the target pays with his or her … Continue reading

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What Defines Personal Courage?

by Sandra Ford Walston Personal courage is the way of one’s heart. It is a blending of heart and essence combined with the commitment to hold ourselves completely accountable for our actions. Applying courage consciousness, we must recognize that our … Continue reading

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Why Develop a High Level of Courage?

by Sandra Ford Walston Want to change your career? A critical shift in behavior occurs when a person develops a high level of courage consciousness. Why? Courage consciousness not only represents the crucial first step into an empowering, truth-based existence, … Continue reading

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Do You Feel the “Luv” at Work?

by Sandra Ford Walston How often do you hear a CEO declare with pride that his or her organization has never had a layoff, furlough or bankruptcy? Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly made that statement recently at the University of … Continue reading

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9 Powerful Courageous Leadership Questions You Want to Ask

by Sandra Ford Walston “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This time-worn saying is false. For example, “a stone is thrown” when someone says, “I don’t care how you do it, just get … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Boost Courageous Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston A working mother who witnesses her boss harassing a co-worker must face the truth and take realistic action. Since this defining moment could affect her livelihood, taking action requires making tough choices. The woman’s courage holds … Continue reading

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