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As a business owner, leader, or board member, there are a lot of eyes on you:

Employees, customers, investors, board members, family, friends, peers, lenders, and the communities you serve.   Among the implications are you always need to be:

  • Staying up to speed on what matters most and 

  • Rallying your team around a few strategic initiatives that will move the needle



Leading With Courage Academy adds the most value when an owner, CEO, or another leader is facing one or more of the following challenges AND is willing to change to fix it:

  • You want to prepare high potential employees for leadership roles

  • You are expanding or creating a new CEO or COO role

  • You are about to prepare a three-year strategic plan

  • You have been burned by appointing the wrong board member, CEO, or COO

  • You are tired of the status quo and do not want a clone of what you already have

  • You have tried it twice and not gotten it right


Perhaps the African proverb popularized by Thomas Friedman in his 2005 bestseller “The World is Flat” best captures the pressure felt by the leaders who contact us:


Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.


Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.


It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.

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