Courage is the first virtue…because it makes all the other virtues possible. If that’s true, than courage is the first business virtue too. Why? Because it makes so many other business concepts possible. Leadership, for example, takes bold action and decisive judgment. It takes courage. Innovation takes creating ground-breaking, but tradition-defying, ideas. It takes courage. Sales takes knocking on the door in the face of rejection. It takes courage. In fact, courage is so important to these concepts that they don’t exist in the absence of courage. Yet, despite the fundamental importance of courage to business success, there have been no training programs dedicated solely on building workforce courage.
This session focussed on helping to inspire more courageous behavior in yourself and in the clients you work with. Specifically, in this session, you’ll learn:
- Why courage is needed right now to deal with the fearful economic climate
- Why fear and comfort are bad for business
- How to create an environment that supports and enables courageous behavior
- The “Three Buckets of Courage” and how to differentiate among them
- Two styles of management (Fillers and Spillers)
- Tips on how to be more courageous yourself, and how to inspire more courageous behavior among your coworkers and employees
- How to "hire" for courage
Additional Videos on Bill Treasurer and Courage:
Download Bill's notebook on Courage at Work: How to Inspire Courageous Behavior in the Workplace
Monster would like to thank our presenter, Bill Treasurer.
Chief Encouragement Officer
Giant Leap Consulting, Inc.
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 is the author of Courage Goes to Work,a book about how to inspire more courageous behavior in workplace settings. His first book, Right Risk is about how to take smart risks, and draws on Treasurer’s experiences as both an organizational development professional and as a daredevil athlete.
Bill Treasurer is also the editor of POSITIVELY M.A.D. (Making A Difference). The book is a compilation of stories, from world- renowned experts, that aims to inspire readers to make a difference in their organizations. Gannett newspapers calls it “required reading for all employees contemplating putting a co-worker’s tie through the shredder -- with the co-worker still attached.”
Bill’s insights have been featured in over 100 newspapers, including The Washington Post, The NY Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Herald, and Investor’s Business Daily. Bill’s insights have also appeared in such magazines as Woman’s Day, Business-to-Business, Redbook, Fitness, and The Harvard Management Update.
Bill is a former member of the U.S. High Diving Team. For seven years he traveled throughout the world performing with a team of high performing athletes. During that time, Bill did over 1500 high dives from heights that scaled to over 100 feet...sometimes on fire!
Since 1993 Bill has conducted over 500 corporate workshops designed to strengthen people’s leadership skills, improve team performance, accelerate innovation, and help executives behave more courageously. Among others, Bill has led workshops for Accenture, CNN, Earthlink,, NASA, The Home Depot, SPANX, the Centers for Disease Control, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.