Building Workplace Courage for Changing Times
Courage is the first virtue of organizational performance, because it’s the lifeblood of leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. But in times of change and uncertainty too many workers become safety-seekers, often to the detriment of their organizations. When fear directs workers’ behaviors, they become distracted, afraid, and unproductive, just when their companies need them to be the opposite. Fear is bad for business. Courageous workers, by contrast, step up to challenges, seek out leadership roles, and assert innovative ideas…all for the good of the company. This workshop will provide practical strategies for building workforce courage so workers can become opportunity-seekers and capitalize on the opportunistic changes occurring within your workplace.
Courage is the backbone leaders need to forge the future, face fierce challenges, inspire others, and drive the bottom line. Important organizational concepts like leadership, innovation, change management, sales, and employee engagement all require strong doses of courage. Drawing on the courage-building practices that have been taught to thousands of employees across the globe, this workshop will help participants be more personally courageous, and help them inspire more courageous behavior among those they lead.
This workshop will provide practical strategies for building workforce courage so workers can become opportunity-seekers. A proven approach for using courage to improve performance and counteract the negative impacts of workplace fear will be introduced. When everyone is working with more courage, the entire organization is transformed for the better. Research shows that courageous workers seek out leadership opportunities, step up to challenges, offer innovative ideas, passionately embrace change, and are more productive. In short, courageous workers get work done!
- Understanding why courage is the premier personal and professional virtue.
- Be versed in the distinct types of courage (TRY, TRUST, and TELL) and how to differentiate among them.
- Learn empower and engage people by modulating comfort and discomfort.
- Clearly differentiate between two different leadership dispositions, Fillers (encouragement) and Spillers (discouragement).
- Understand how to create an environment that supports ongoing courageous behavior.
- Get tips on how to increase your own courage while inspiring more workplace courage.
- Come away with specific individual actions and commitments to leading, teaming, and interacting with more courage.