Leaders require courage to make bold decisions, to assertively say what needs to be said, and to place their trust in those they manage. This road-tested training program will help you jumpstart a courage-building program in your organization. Everything you need to get started is listed below. If you are interested in starting a Courageous Leadership program in your organization and would like a bulk discount price quote, or if you’d like to engage the author, Bill Treasurer, to conduct a customized train-the-trainer program, please email: info@GiantLeapConsulting.com.
This comprehensive guide provides trainers, consultants and facilitators with a step-by-step approach for using courage to strengthen leadership skills, improve performance, and counteract the negative impacts of fear in the workplace. The program modules can be delivered as a standalone workshop (a ½-day or full-day) or integrated into an organization’s existing leadership development initiatives. This easy-to-use guide includes samples copies of the Courageous Leadership Participant Workbook and Profile as well as instructions for accessing an exclusive trainer’s web page with customizable PowerPoint presentations for an executive briefing and the workshop.
This hands-on, interactive workbook guides leaders and managers through an exciting new development practice—courage-building. As participants work their way through this beautifully designed 2-color workbook, they will:
• Learn about the three different types of courage and when (and how) to use each.
• Gain insight into their own “courage history.”
• Understand the impact that fear has on personal and organizational performance.
• Learn about two distinct ways of leading and approaches for inspiring more courageous behavior among colleagues
• Identify specific actions for extending the value of the workshop.
• Become a courageous leader.
Designed to be used within the Courageous Leadership workshop, this 30-item self-assessment measures the ways the participant currently applies courage in the workplace and where opportunities exist to utilize it more frequently and in different ways. During or prior to the workshop, facilitators can administer the profile so that participants can assess which of the three types of courage (TRY, TRUST, TELL) they use most often, and which they need to use more. The profile booklet includes the self-assessment, scoring sheet with instructions, interpretation guide, strategies for increasing the three types of courage, a customizable leadership development plan, and “Courage Notes” pages.
“If your aim is to develop courage as a workplace value and skill, then the Courageous Leadership program is the right choice for you. We’ve used the program numerous times at eBay, and find the material smart, easy to put into practice, and effective.”
~ Shanna Gardner, Senior Manager, Organization Development – Culture & Employee Experience, eBay
~ Wendy Whiteash, Executive Vice President of Culture, U.S. LBM
~ Michael Wallace, Learning and Development Manager, Total American Services
~ Lori Guiseppe, Organizational Development Manager, Armstrong Flooring
“The Courageous Leadership program is a valuable tool for transforming workplace performance by building peoples’ courage. This is a top-shelf program that gets bottom-line results.”
~ Thomas Bell, former CEO, Bank of America Merchant Services
~ Laurie Ann Goldman, former CEO, SPANX
~ Matt and Dan Walsh, CEO and President, respectively, Walsh Construction Company