GIANT LEAP BLOG

Building courageous leadership and inspiring fantastic results.

Cultivate Growth

Cultivate Growth

As we bid farewell to winter and begin to see signs of spring all around us, my thoughts naturally turn to themes of growth and renewal. This season, I'm reminded of the immense potential that lies dormant within all of us. Like a bulb buried deep in the ground,...

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Building Workplace Courage

Building Workplace Courage

Inside and outside of work, these are fearful times. Over the last few years, the world has suffered through an unusual amount of anxiety-provoking situations, including the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous wars, the toppling of governments, multiple natural disasters, and...

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Creating Safety

Creating Safety

The relationship between risk-taking and safety is one that is often overlooked in the workplace. People are more likely to take risks when they feel safe, and the consequences for doing so are forgiving. However, this doesn't mean creating a risk-free environment....

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Getting to Acceptance

Getting to Acceptance

Over the course of your career, you’re bound to have a few startling setbacks. In my book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, I explain why setbacks and failures often provide valuable lessons that can actually enhance your career. The trick is learning to accept the...

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The Pressure to Deliver Results

The Pressure to Deliver Results

The pressure to deliver results is as old as leadership itself. Greek mythology tells the story of Dionysius, a Sicilian king, and Damocles, his fawning courtier. Damocles had a habit of going on and on about how fortunate the king was, how magnificent he must be to...

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Work In Progress: Goal Setting to Improve as a Leader

Work In Progress: Goal Setting to Improve as a Leader

You’ve got to get better. Everyone does. The torch of self-improvement should burn bright and shouldn’t flame out until very late in life. You will never ‘graduate’ as a leader. You will never be granted absolution from the obligation to improve. The people you lead...

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