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As a Courage Coach and consultant in courageous leadership, employees at all levels ask me intriguing questions. Below are four questions and answers that you might find interesting:courageous leadership

 1)  A director of HR shared a situation about a courageous hiring decision that demonstrated courageous leadership when she was confronted about hiring an “outsider.” What would you have done?

She said, “While it would have been the risk-free and popular decision to merely promote an internal favorite to a recently vacated executive position, I decided to take a significant risk in hiring a stellar candidate external to the organization who could lead a very important department from competent to excellent. This choice, even during times of economic uncertainty dictated structural change and altered “business as usual.” It took courage to approach....

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Years ago and the day before my first visit to the Donna Karan Company to meet Donna and her senior leadership team, I spent a lot of time thinking about and planning what I would wear. At the time I did not own one piece of her line of clothing, although I would have loved to. Instead I would buy designer clothes only when they were on sale, and I did not have a favorite designer.

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Mergers and acquisitions can seem too daunting when we view the merging entities as separate cultures, with separate norms, separate ways of doing things. Usually the small company is eaten by the larger and loses its persona. People leave the company in droves and, with that loss, goes much of the wisdom and human energy for creating the new entity. What is left is often a demoralized culture, a group of individuals who are riddled with fear over how the new parents will treat them-friend or foe-and who feel abandoned by those who left for "greener pastures." The new entity needs...

The importance of joyful workimportance of joyful work

Sadly, most people did not learn at school about the importance of enjoying their work, unless they were fortunate to have a parent who taught how important it is. Most commonly, the notion of work to most people is the necessity for providing an income and a way to support one's self and a family. Career theories and assessment tests focus on the right fit but rarely joyful work. As a result, many people find themselves in a career which they may be good at but are rarely passionate about.

After 40, priorities change

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workplace culture
Hi readers! Ideally we wake up each morning and head into an office full of inspiring, positive energy: Leaders who listen to your thoughts and co-workers who want the best for you. Well, that isn’t always the case and unfortunately sometimes we find ourselves having to deal with a not so ideal environment; an environment where negative feedback, cutthroat competition, and fear are everyday occurrences. How do you cope when you live in a workplace that does not nurture you? It all goes back to the idea of resilience. The three areas that create resilience, or our best ability to bounce-back...

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