From fieldwork that has spanned four continents and dozens of countries comes a simple, elegant and powerful model for acting with courage when faced with moments of truth and individual strength and character are put to the test. With thought-provoking case studies, the authors' unique Courage Index questionnaire, and other hands-on tools, The Courage to Act offers a simple yet elegant dynamic approach for assessing, fostering, teaching and learning courage. The authors detail the five factors of courage needed to face adversity, deal with ambiguity, seize opportunities before they get away, and work through rather than avoid conflicts: candor, purpose, will, rigor and risk.
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World events have thrust courage into the center stage. We're acutely aware that we're vulnerable and exposed. At work, managers cannot protect workers from adversity or ambiguity, conflict or scrutiny. We're accountable for our personal choices and for collective performance, even when it doesn't seem fair.
THE COURAGE TO ACT is a tribute to teams who have learned to demonstrate purpose, will, rigor, risk, and candor--the five courage factors--and leaders who know how to inspire it "when the going is tough." It's not about larger-than-life superheroes, but real people--who don't always get it right at first, who admit their human failings and learn from them. The cases show that...
Courage can be cultivated and learned. Conventional wisdom is wrong when it says, "You've either got it or you don't." With practice on the 5 courage factors, people can learn to transcend their self-imposed fears and limitations.
Courage isn't a solo performance. With the 5 courage factors, you can build cohesiveness that lifts people to new heights, rather than exacerbating their fears and insecurities. You can ennoble rather than enable.
Courage is about performance. It's about execution and outcomes, not about potential and intentions. It's about making things happen, not making excuses, even when there is ample justification for failure.
Courage isn't a spectator sport. This book should be more than "a good read." We hope it inspires you to accept the mantle of courage yourself--and do one more thing to lift your colleagues out of their collective complacency.
Merom Klein & Rod NapierFrom the Inside Flap:
Difficult colleagues. Bosses we don't trust. Questionable business practices. Conflicts in which compromise seems easier and more lucrative than taking the high road. How we choose to act when facing these moments of truth is what defines us as professionals, shapes our teams, and gives our organizations character. THE COURAGE TO ACT introduces a simple yet dynamic formula for building and nurturing the courage to choose deliberately to make a difference when your strength and character are put to the test.
From fieldwork that has spanned four continents and dozens of countries--in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the Israeli military--come powerful lessons on how teams and their leaders have learned to face adversity, seize opportunities, and deal with ambiguity using the new skills of courage: candor, purpose, will, rigor, and risk. With detailed case studies, the authors' unique Courage Index assessment, questionnaires, and other tools and activities, THE COURAGE TO ACT presents concrete advice on how to nurture, train, and measure courage and details specific actions you can take to
* Assess your readiness to act and measure your progress as you work to build courage in yourself and throughout your organization
* Develop a profile of your team's five courage factors and create a plan for building high courage within your team
* Measure the existing level of courage in your team or organization and map the pressure points and moments of truth that require the most courage to create extraordinary outcomes.
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Descrizione libro Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0891063811
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Descrizione libro Davies-Black Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0891063811