Courageous Leadership: A Program for Using Courage to Transform the Workplace Facilitator's Guide Set
February 2011, Pfeiffer
Help leaders overcome fear and adversity in the workplacewith courage!
"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, CEO, Bank of America Merchant Services
"Courage is a core value at SPANX, and at the heart of everything we do to create winning products for our customers. SPANX has used, and benefitted from, many of the concepts related in this material." Laurie Ann Goldman, CEO, SPANX
"Here at The Walsh Group, we have already used these materials to build our leadership team and know firsthand that they work. The concepts are bold, refreshing, and effective. We endorse the program." Matt And Dan Walsh, CEO and President, respectively, Walsh Construction Company
Courage is the first virtue of leadership success. Leaders require courage to make bold decisions even when there are dissenters, to say what needs to be said no matter the consequences, and to place their trust in those they manage. The Courageous Leadership workshop introduces a new organizational development practice called courage-building, guiding participants to:
Learn about the three different types of courage and when (and how) to use each
Gain insight into your own "courage history" so you can use your past to strengthen your future
Understand the impact fear has on personal and organizational performance
Learn about two distinct ways of leading, and approaches for inspiring more courageous behavior among the people with whom you work
Develop an action plan for extending the value of the workshop
Step up to challenges more readily, embrace change more fully, and speak up more assertively
This Facilitator's Guide provides you with all the materials you need to conduct the Courageous Leadership workshop, from understanding what courage is and isn't, to a complete script for facilitating the workshop. This package also includes a copy of the Participant Workbook; a copy of the Courageous Leadership Profile; a flash drive with PowerPoint presentations for an executive briefing and the workshop; and a takeaway wallet card noting the key points of the workshop.
BILL TREASURER is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a Courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill and his company have conducted more than 500 corporate workshops designed to strengthen people's leadership skills, improve team performance, and help executives behave more courageously. He is author of the book, Courage Goes to Work.