Description : There is a leader in you and a leader in me. A poet writes, A lion paces in every human heart. What quickens yours? What makes your lion roar? Your courage can be unleashed to overcome fear, hunt for opportunities, and find resources for your group. The fifteen main chapters in this book each describe: How lions live and survive in their natural habitat How leaders face challenges and crises, and learn from their shortcomings and success How leadership suggestions and lessons may be used in your own life and work Each chapter also includes a bonus of several self-reflection topics for you to consider. This book narrates personal leadership experiences from my childhood up to retirement and examples from other leaders. The chapters relate the importance of courage in such formative experiences as: Family Life and Heritage School and College Experiences Teamwork and Partnership Courtship and Marriage Writing and Public Speaking Leading Groups and Organizations International Exchanges Fund Raising for Projects Financial Crises and Recovery Facing Cancer with Courage and Support Active Retirement
Description : The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book on building powerful, effective teams! “An amazing book that bucks the old paradigm that maverick leaders and self-made entrepreneurs set the bar. It will forever change the way you look at leadership.” —Marshall Goldsmith, author of The Wall Street Journal #1 business bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There “In Never Fly Solo, Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman shares potent, personal leadership lessons on what it takes to access the power of your wingmen. If you want a former fi ghter pilot with 65 combat missions as your wingman and if business success is your target, take flight with Waldo’s book and earn your wings. You’ll never fly solo again.” —Jeffrey Gitomer, bestselling author of The Little Red Book of Selling “If you are serious about building trusting relationships and launching your business and life to new heights, then invest in yourself and buy this book.” —Keith Ferrazzi, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Who’s Got Your Back “Authentic and inspirational, Never Fly Solo is a winning formula for successful leadership that everyone in business should read.” —Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and author of The Winds of Turbulence “Waldo does a superb job of applying to the business world the lessons he learned in his military career. His excellent use of vignettes shows how standards and values are applicable to leading an honorable life.” —General Ron Fogleman, U.S. Air Force Retired, former Chief of Staff, USAF “Waldo the Wingman knows the value of relationships and how to build real partnerships that benefit everyone involved.” —Mark Sanborn, speaker and bestselling author of The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader Rob “Waldo” Waldman understands one thing better than most businesspeople: You can’t reach your highest potential alone. You need wingmen—trusted partners—who can help you overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and prepare for success. A decorated former combat F-16 fighter pilot and now a successful entrepreneur, Waldman lives his life by this rule. Whether you’re a senior executive, mid-level manager, or new hire fresh out of college, your success depends on the mutual support of trusted associates. In Never Fly Solo, Waldo helps you maximize your relationships to reach your greatest potential. You’ll learn how to: Commit to the core wingman values of integrity, accountability, service, and excellence Transform your relationships with colleagues into interdependent partnerships for success Take courageous action and ask for help when adversity strikes Communicate effectively in high-stress situations Connect with your coworkers and customers on a deeper level Through compelling, real-world stories, Waldo relates how his Air Force wingmen helped him overcome challenges and become successful by teaching him lessons that work in an offi ce as well as in a cockpit. Like the world of aerial combat, today’s high-stakes business world operates faster than the speed of sound. Teamwork and trust are critical for thwarting the missiles of fear, change, and risk that too often send even the most seasoned professional into a downward spiral. You can’t dodge these missiles alone. Never Fly Solo is your flight plan for taking positive action that leads to greater success. Find out more at www.neverflysolo.com. The author will donate a portion of the book's proceeds to veterans charities.
Description : More often than not, anyone serving in the ministry struggles to know how to lead well and to encourage others. Armed with over twenty years of pastoral experience in seven different churches, Marsha Mansour, in The Courage to Lead, provides solid, principle-based leadership skills that will not only infuse leaders with great courage but also empower churches to walk in all that God has for them.
Description : Elsie Y. Cross draws on her own experiences as an African American woman to provide the practical assistance today's organizational leaders need. She demonstrates how oppression functions at the individual, group, and systems levels, and makes clear that if executives are to solve these problems in the workplace, they must confront their own emotional and psychological barriers first. Not a memoir but a knowledgeable, reasoned explication of a complex and complete system of organizational change, Cross' book is a major contribution to our understanding of gender and cultural problems, and a sign of hope that both can be solved.
Description : To transform society, we first need to transform ourselves. The Courage to Lead starts from this premise and delivers a strong, simple message: if you relate authentically to life, to yourself, to the world and to society, you start the process of social change. Grounded in more than fifty years of in-depth research and practical experience in over thirty nations, The Courage to Lead uses a large canvas to paint a vivid picture of leadership in its many forms: personal, family, work, organization, community. Activist stories from around the world demonstrate the profound premise and inspires a deep understanding of leadership. This is a book that changes lives. These days, the complexity of life tends to leave us paralyzed. The Courage to Lead will help people move out of their paralysis and invite them to join the ranks of those social pioneers who create what is needed for the 21st century. This book speaks to you in a strange language that you do not at first remember but that you will eventually recognize as your mother tongue. David Patterson CEO, Northwater Capital Management The Courage to Lead provided me with a great deal of guidance and support at a time when I needed to make significant life decisions. It also provided me with a framework and a language to better understand who I am, where I needed to be and where I wanted to go. I recommend this course to anyone who is open to a transformative experience in which one brings many important life questions into focus. Garret Keown Teacher-in-Training, Lakehead University 325 University Health Network (UHN) staff have participated in The Courage to Lead study program over the last five years. The fundamental principles in the book align with our belief that "everyone can lead from where they stand." We think that leadership is not about a formal role or job title but about a philosophy, values and attitude in how one approaches life. This program has helped staff tap into the leader within themselves and, in doing so, has supported our mission to deliver excellent patient-centered care. Irene Wright Senior Development Manager, Human Resources, University Health Network
Description : Leadership doesn’t happen without courage. In fact, leadership might be defined as "courage in action." But the truth is that courage is poorly understood and not what you typically think. In their second original short format work, Finding the Courage to Lead, James Kouzes and Barry Posner offer a perspective on what ordinary leaders say about what courage is to them, and what their courageous experiences mean for the daily practice of leadership. Courage is one of those big, bold words. It has the reputation of being something way out there on the edges of human experience, commonly associated with superhuman feats, life-and-death struggles, and overcoming impossible odds. It gives rise to images of daring feats of bravery and nerves of steel. It has such a mystique about it that many think the concept doesn’t apply to them. But, when you look beyond the headlines, you find out that this account of courage is certainly not the whole story. There is very little relevant discussion of courage in the leadership literature. For all the talk about how leaders need to be courageous, there is next to nothing written about what it really means for leadership. Grounded in award-winning original research and rich with insight, Finding the Courage to Lead is valuable for leaders at any level to understand how courage shapes our leadership potential on and off the job, and is required reading for any fans of Kouzes & Posner's work.
Description : In management, sales, team building, parenting, or relationships, leadership will be the deciding factor for those who win. The inspiring novel is about a woman with extraordinary courage & vision & her attempt, in a strange twist of fate, to show a man how to become a leader. The most important aspects of leadership: credibility, caring, confrontation, responsibility, & trust are woven throughout a fascinating story with remarkable characters. Although written for adults, this book has been used in a major university business school class on organizational behavior & has gotten extremely high marks for being an easy & enjoyable way to learn the important basics of leadership. Some quotes: "Inspiring Advice"- Teresa Godwin Phelps, author of The Coach's Wife... "excellent allegory on courage and leadership"- L.J. Hulber, President & CEO, Day Timers Inc... "Farrell's imaginative novel offers a unique role model"-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, author of When Giants Learn To Dance... "a valuable lesson about transforming managers into leaders, & leaders into champions."- Mac Anderson, President & CEO, Successories,Inc. Printed by Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, MI. Falcon Books (1-800-932-8693) Fax (803-731-5651).
Description : Overcome fear and adversity in the workplace—withcourage! Courage is the first virtue of leadership success. Leadersrequire courage to make bold decisions even when there aredissenters, to say what needs to be said no matter theconsequences, and to place their trust in those they manage. Yetsurprisingly, despite the central role that courage plays inleadership success, until now there have been few training programsdevoted solely to building courage in the workplace. The Courageous Leadership workshop introduces a neworganizational development practice called courage-building. As anew professional discipline, courage-building is predicated on theassumption that people perform better when they are behavingcourageously than when they are anxious and afraid. To be acourage-builder, however, you have to role model courageousbehavior. This workshop is designed to help you do just that. Theobjectives of this workshop are to: Learn about the three different types of courage and when (andhow) to use each Gain insight into your own "courage history" so that you can useyour past to strengthen your future Understand the impact that fear has on personal andorganizational performance Learn about two distinct ways of leading, and approaches forinspiring more courageous behavior among the people with whom youwork Identify specific actions for extending the value of theworkshop so that you can continue benefiting from it goingforward Become a courageous leader By learning to apply the strategies and approaches that areintroduced in the Courageous Leadership workshop, and then applyingthem in your workplace, you will help people step up to challengesmore readily, embrace change more fully, and speak up moreassertively. When you put your courage to work, and when you steppast the threshold of your zone of comfort, the entire workplacebenefits.
Description : Wild Courage is unique in consciously bringing the worlds of business and spirituality together. This book is for all those who find themselves facing a period of difficult inner and outer change. It could be an individual facing bankruptcy or redundancy, or a business in crisis, losing its way in a troubled market and needing to innovate to stay afloat in a changing world. Maybe you're struggling with how to lead your organisation through change, or how to provide comfort, support and inspiration to your subordinates, peers and team members. Or maybe the call to change is more subtle and more personal. It might present itself as a lack of fulfilment; a longing to be involved with more meaningful work, to make a more tangible contribution; a general unease with the ethics and integrity of your organisation; a concern about the environmental and social impact of your company; a sense of having lost yourself on the path to 'success'; the feeling that your life and work have become too small. Or maybe everything seems just fine in your life ...yet still your heart tells you that it's time for change. Elle Harrison guides us on a journey towards soulful leadership. 'I wanted to share the creativity, insight and wisdom of these soul perspectives with the business world and help to bring more wisdom and integrity into business.' Blending together the story of her own personal journey and the experiences of her clients with traditional myths, insights into the natural world, spiritual teachings and stories from inspirational leaders, Wild Courage challenges us to engage and embark upon our own adventure of change, summoning courage and wildness - to 'dig for gold in the shadows of the personal and the collective unconscious'.
Description : "The Courageous Leader is about being Courageous in the face of tough times. Courage is defined as “what moves us to action in the face of tough times.” Tough times are defined as “situations and people that cause us some level of discomfort or pain.” So the question for every leader who wants to personify the Spine of a Leader is: “Are you willing to move to action in the face of discomfort or pain?” It’s not that courageous leaders derive pleasure from pain, but rather, that they are willing to accept pain as part of the process. Traditionally, courage has been viewed as something reserved for the elite and well trained. Leaders falsely believe they are required to be the “Navy Seals” of the workplace to be considered courageous but in reality, courage is accessible to everyone. Courage is required not just with the grandiose problems but in the simple every day challenges that we all have the capacity to tap into. The Courageous Leader provides a different lens for how to see and leverage courage in day to day application by using stories of every day leaders"--