GIANT LEAP BLOG

Building courageous leadership and inspiring fantastic results.

Opportunity Focused Leadership

Opportunity Focused Leadership

Do you aim to be a problem-focused leader or an opportunity focused leader? Many work environments place a premium on leaders with critical thinking and problem-solving skills. However, that premium often places too much emphasis on being critical and dealing with...

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The Three Buckets of Courage

The Three Buckets of Courage

Understanding and influencing courageous behavior is an important part of effective leadership and organizational development. When it comes to influencing courage in the workplace, it's essential to recognize and appreciate the different dimensions that individuals...

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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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