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Why the Difference Between Incidental and Intentional Courage Matters

Woman swinging in hammock above Hong Kong

You are a courageous person.   I know that because I know that you have done courageous things in your life already.  You were courageous the day your parents dropped you off

Leaders Use Opportunity, Not Fear, to Motivate

Man and woman colleagues drawing plan

Using fear to motivate people is cheap leadership. Any two-bit dictator can use fear to get things done. It takes no finesse or intelligence and ultimately works against the leader. The temporary spike in motivation

Signs You May Be a Weakling Leader (And How to Fix it)

There are two distinctly dysfunctional leaders in the workplace. In a recent blog, we discussed the Pighead. He’s the leader full of arrogance who risks losing followers because people can’t and won’t trust him