Tag Archives: Courage

Leadership In A Word: Courage

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – E. E. Cummings Word Study 1300, from Old French corage (12c., Modern French courage) “heart, innermost feelings; temper,” from Vulgar Latin *coraticum (source of Italian coraggio, Spanish … Continue reading

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Getting Comfortable With Failure

I have not failed. I have found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison As a leader, chances are, you’ve had a run-in or two with failure. If not, be patient. I say that not to be pessimistic or … Continue reading

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Finding the Courage to Lead

Courage means to keep working in a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused in stressful periods. – Denis Waitley One summer morning, as the story goes, Ray Blankenship was preparing his breakfast on what … Continue reading

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How to Embrace a ‘Why Not Me?’ Attitude

You can start from where you are with what you have and go where you want to go. – Carey D. Lohrenz In her book, Fearless Leadership, (On Amazon at http://amzn.to/1RJSSCS) Carey D. Lohrenz shares her tremendous insights on fearless … Continue reading

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Hope For Discouraged Leaders

If you are alive and breathing, you can still become everything God has created you to be. – Joel Osteen In 1858 the Illinois legislature- using an obscure statute- sent Stephen A. Douglas to the U.S. Senate instead of Abraham … Continue reading

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Leadership Minute: Courage to Lead

You will never do anything is this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle When it comes to the naming of essential leadership traits, courage ranks high on the list. Courage … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Build a Culture of Courage

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T.S. Eliot Author Leo Buscaglia tells this story of his mother and their ‘misery dinner.” It was the night after his father came … Continue reading

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