A Hero, The Colours, A Badge: Leading With Courage

Angus Duffy served throughout WWII with honour, ferocity and courage. He returned home and continued to serve as a soldier, business leader, husband and family man. Most would say he was a war hero, community hero, family hero, or all three. In my opinion, none of these was the most heroic thing he did in a long, unbelievable and history-making life. The most heroic thing he did was a quiet, humble and dignified demonstration of moral courage. Click here to read more about Moral Courage. Post-WWII,…

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Guest Post – Why the “why” is so important for virtual teams — and how leaders can help find it

This article is reprinted as originally published with the permission of the author, Darlene DeRosa, (her bio follows the article) and SpencerStuart In a recent LinkedIn poll, we [SpencerStuart] asked about the biggest challenge in a hybrid/remote working world. The answer for the majority (69%): Inspiring and motivating my people. While this is challenging for many leaders when most everyone is in the office, motivating people in a virtual environment is especially difficult. Why it’s so hard to motivate people from a distance: Leaders have to be…

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Monsters Under The Bed – How To Remove The Bogey Man From Organizational Change

People Fear Change! Just like they fear monsters under the bed … or behind the closet door … or what lurks down those cellar steps. Why? Two reasons: We can't see what's there so our imagination fills in the blanks ... As kids we imagined monsters, as adults we don't like change so we imagine job loss, upset and disaster. Like a horror movie we know that the first person to go down those stairs is going to get killed ...Most of us have lived through…

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