Follow Duane, a new senior project manager of a large construction company, as he suffers through a crisis of confidence. As part of a leadership development his company is putting Duane through, he goes through a 360-degree feedback process which exposes his blind spots and the negative consequences of his leadership style and approach, upending Duane’s conception of leadership, and causing him to question whether he’s even fit to lead. Duane’s story is organized around essential leadership questions, such as…
What does it mean to be a “strong” leader?
What is the point at which confidence moves into arrogance?
How can one be a “servant leader” and still hold people accountable?
How does courage relate to vulnerability, and how can a leader be vulnerable without being viewed as weak?
How does courage relate to leadership growth and development?
Learn the answers to these and other questions as Duane courageously confronts the limitations of his current leadership approach and struggles to adopt new leadership behaviors. Listen to the views of other players with whom Duane interacts, including his boss, peers, and direct reports, and witness how Duane’s growth and improvement as a leader has a positive impact on everyone around him. Hear elements of your own leadership challenges, struggles, and rewards as you follow the arc of Duane’s story from false bravado to true confidence.
This Wisdom Destination™ will reveal how courage is essential to lead others, as it is required for self-awareness and exploration, candid feedback, personal development, and transformational change. Courage is the first virtue of life and leadership because it makes all the other virtues possible!
Becoming a Courageous Leader involves identifying the leader you wish to become and the legacy you hope to leave, a thorough examination of one’s current leadership approach and impact, and identifying and taking deliberate and courageous action to close whatever leadership gaps in skill, attitude, or behavior you may have. The outcome is increased authenticity, confidence, psychological safety, and enjoyment!
Now Boarding: Hey leader, are you courageous enough to change your way of leading?
Bill Treasurer is the founder of Giant Leap Consulting, Inc., a courage-building company. Bill is the author of five books on courage and leadership, and has personally led over 1000 leadership programs for clients across the world that include NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, UBS Bank, Southern Company, eBay, Lenovo, Spanx, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.