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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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Steve Jobs Video on Why You Need to Go for the Ask

Paying it forward or mentoring, is that great concept of spreading the goodness you’ve received when others have helped you. Steve Jobs, the  founder of Apple, is “paying it forward” in this video. He explains why we need to “go … Continue reading

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Revealing Vulnerability, a Courageous Leadership Action

by Sandra Ford Walston Easily distracted by our projections about people’s personalities, we forget to focus on a critical courageous leadership action: revealing vulnerability. While preparing a presentation on courageous leadership for a Fortune 500 company, my client and I … Continue reading

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How to Become More Resilient & Succeed

“Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable” is a skill all of us can use more of as the world changes and new opportunities and threats present themselves to us individually and to our organizations. Resilience is a powerful trait and comes … Continue reading

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Resilience:Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Resilience is one those awesome traits we really don’t know we have until we come face to face with it. That can happen from a life setback or business failure. Entrepreneurs actually accelerate their odds of facing it by putting … Continue reading

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10 Good Reasons Not to Trust Your Brain

by Holly Green If the human brain is such a marvel of evolution, why does it so often betray us into making poor decisions and acting foolishly? Perhaps the most damaging flaw is the brain’s tendency to think it’s right. … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Keep Fear from Killing Innovation

by Holly Green It’s scary to think about giving up what made you or your organization successful for something that may or may not work. That’s the dilemma at the heart of change and innovation. It’s kind of like being … Continue reading

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Strategic Leadership Problem Solving for Innovation

by Holly Green As a strategic leader, you have many good ideas to choose from, but how do you decide which ones to implement? Here’s a problem solving technique for selecting the best ideas for your business. Recently, I wrote … Continue reading

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Six gorilla-sized illusions that blind side good decision-making

by Holly Green Here’s a short video clip, under two minutes. It is a fun test of what you see and don’t see when you’re focused.   What was your answer? Also, did you see a gorilla the first time … Continue reading

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How to Ignite a Winning Culture with just 10% Support

by Holly Green  Want to spread an idea like wildfire throughout your organization? Start with getting one out of every 10 people to passionately care about winning. As business leaders, everything we do should focus on setting our organizations up to … Continue reading

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