Leadership Isn't for Cowards

Aug. 16, 2012

Leadership Isn't for Cowards offers straightforward practical advice for leading courageously and driving performance—while also creating a great place to work. Courageous leadership means toughening your approach to being rigorous in the applications of your values through the company culture. It means confronting and challenging people, and not letting them get away with being less than you know they can be. 

Manageable steps on the path to courageous leadership include:

  • Identifying your core values and evaluating the extent to which you are leading in alignment with them
  • Discovering where you are allowing circumstances to define you and limit your influence
  • Learning to overcome your own negativity by changing your external behaviors
  • Utilizing recognition and acknowledgement to elicit higher performance from your followers