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Courage, Empowerment or Bravery—What’s the Difference?

by Sandra Ford Walston People have frequently asked me, “Is courage the same as empowerment and bravery?” I don’t think so. Here is how I believe these vitally important concepts are distinctly different. Courage is an internal process. It occurs … Continue reading

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Courageous or Heroic?

While many claim that courage and heroic are synonymous, commingling them as such does a disservice to the concept of courage. Firefighter Captain Mary agrees, “People notice heroes dealing with disaster and emergency responses. When a civilian dials 911 for … Continue reading

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Four Fundamental Leadership Traits to Gain Competitive Advantage

By Lee Ellis In Patrick Lencioni’s latest book,  The Advantage, he points out that in today’s competitive world a healthy organization is likely to be the greatest competitive advantage you can have. He’s right, so what exactly does that look like? … Continue reading

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Top 7 Self-Mastery Skills

by Larry Lipman  1. Be Real. If you’re not being real, people will know, and you compromise your integrity. Being genuine is a gift to yourself and others. 2. Be Totally Present. This is a learned skill. 3. Work on Yourself. Listen … 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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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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How Courage-Based Decisions Boost Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston One of the first life lessons of my career also made the biggest impression. I had taken a job as an entry-level business development officer for a small start-up bank in West Los Angeles. My job … Continue reading

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