(New Post) How You Can Be Courageous

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unknown-6Some of our Worst Behaviors are fueled By Fear and Insecurity.

However, confidence fueled By Values births Positive Energy and Engagement from others.

Consider These:

  • Grudge-holding. Forgiveness requires courage.
  • Self-blaming. Insecurity may cause leaders to blame themselves for the delinquency of others. The difference between self-blame and responsibility is corrective action.
  • Excuse-making. Insecurity prevents them from holding others accountable to their commitments.
  • Attacking and defending. Insecure leaders attack back. Rather than defending their team, they defend themselves.
  • Nit-picking. Nit-pickers are unhappy insecure people who never truly celebrate.
  • Image-protecting. It’s all about what others think when you’re insecure.
  • Fear mongering. The use of fear to motivate is an insecure leader’s method of motivation.

Boldness and Courage:

Bold action springs from either confidence or fear.  Strength drives confident leaders. Dread drives the insecure.

8 Ways You Can Demonstrate Courage:

  • Invite alternatives when you think you know. Insecurity needs predictability. Contrary to some opinions, confidence isn’t about having all the answers.
  • Believe in your ability to learn when you don’t know.
  • Exercise emotional steadiness. Stay calm.
  • Listen and make decisions.
  • Trust people to figure things out. Stay available but make space for others to solve problems. Too much help propagates insecurity.
  • Spend time thinking and planning for the future.
  • Prepare for contingencies.
  • Honor your own mistakes by sharing what you’re learning.

Confident people go further than fearful.

Successful leaders inspire boldness by instilling confidence.

 

 

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