Courage, from the root word “cor” or “heart” is to speak the truth of what’s in your heart. Our inability to tap that courage, because we may be vulnerable if we do, limits our capability as leaders.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- We have many opportunities to step into our leadership role and speak what’s in our heart, but we don’t for fear of vulnerability.
- Not acting or addressing these situations causes tension.
- The way to relieve the tension is to either accept your ineffective organization and choose to become a part of it, or choose to become the courageous person, accepting the consequences that go with that. Staying in the middle is where your pain is.
- Don’t expect others to “fix” the situation. “You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you.
Featured on the Show and Other Notes:
- Just returned from my She Is Relentless Retreat in Hawaii. I’m thinking about having two sessions next year.
- I strongly recommend Brene Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability.
- From The Minimalists, “You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you.”
- I made a new video series that’s free. Go here and you’ll get the Difficult Employee Remedy handbook and you also get a free three-part video series called 3 Most Common Types of Difficult Employees (and how to deal with them).
- I’d love to hear what you think, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.