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The Fear Factor: Do You Speak Up or Shut Up?

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Overcoming fear has been a major theme in our work. Fear is appealing food for moose in the workplace. It attracts and nourishes them. Moose-on-the-Table is where everyone in a meeting knows there is an issue or problem, but no one is talking about it. It’s like […]

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The Mirror or Window: Finding the Courage to Stretch Our Comfort Zone

Recently I was working with a group of managers in a large, complex organization that was going through big changes. There was lots of learned helplessness, victim thinking, and riding the Bitter Bus into Pity City. As we challenged each other and explored our fundamental choice to lead, follow, or wallow we discussed the implications […]

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm….on Choosing our Perspective

As we continue to bounce through turbulent economic times, we often need to be reminded that central to successfully leading and living above the line is deciding how to frame the adversity and challenges we face. “In the final analysis it becomes clear that the sort of person the prisoner became was the result of […]

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Reflections in Our Courage Mirror

As I continue to think and write about leadership courage, two points stand out for me. The first point is around having the courage as a leader to make it easy for people in our organization or team to speak up. Most managers dump out information (mainly through e-mail) and call it “communication.” Strong leaders […]

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