GIANT LEAP BLOG

Building courageous leadership and inspiring fantastic results.

Leading People

Leading People

The old saying is true: if you claim to be a leader and you turn around and nobody is following you, you’re not a leader. You’re just out for a walk. The impact you have on people can, potentially, be positive and enduring. In the same way that good leaders before you...

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Courageous Living

Courageous Living

In 2008, a movie called The Bucket List was released, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The two play terminally ill cancer patients who escape from a hospital, setting out to accomplish a list of adventurous things before they kick the bucket. The movie’s...

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5 Leadership Lessons from Powerful Women

5 Leadership Lessons from Powerful Women

October is National Women’s Small Business Month. It is a time for us to reflect on and appreciate the work of powerful women entrepreneurs in this country and all the contributions they’ve made. In the spirit of this month, let’s look to lessons from a few of the...

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Mistakes and the Value of Risk

Mistakes and the Value of Risk

Nobody’s perfect, but that doesn’t seem to stop people from trying. And why not? There are lots of good reasons for wanting to be perfect. Some professions, for example, greatly benefit from their inherent perfectionism. This is especially true of professions where...

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9 Leadership Touchstones

9 Leadership Touchstones

What inspired you to write 9 Leader Touchstones, and what impact are you hoping it will have on leaders? What's the "ripple" you're trying to create? In some form or fashion, I've been writing this book for the better part of a decade. Fueled by my own experiences in...

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The Courage to Act

The Courage to Act

Taking action can be incredibly challenging for a variety of reasons, and these challenges are often deeply rooted in human psychology and behavior. It also takes courage, and it’s safe to say you probably have some experience with courage. What we choose to act on is...

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The Open Door

The Open Door

The term "open door" is often considered a policy. But I think about it a bit differently. While leadership is often defined as a set of behaviors by which one person influences others toward the achievement of goals, it is really about providing growth, enrichment,...

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