Tag Archives: courage

Saying “No” to Abuse—the First Time

by Sandra Ford Walston Experiencing abuse one time was simply enough for CEO Donna Cameron. “Sometimes, the most courageous thing we can do is leave a toxic workplace or stand up and say, ‘this is who I am, and if that … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Edward Snowden: Courageous Leader or Just Plain Paranoid?

Scrutinizing the Latest Events in the NSA Scandal  by Lee Ellis As a former POW in the camps of North Vietnam, I think my comrades and I saw the purest example of leadership possible. Our senior leaders put their country … Continue reading

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