There’s a story we tell during our Leading With Courage Academy workshops of the negative correlation between how a person ascends through an organization to the level of honest communication that person receives.

In this instance, a person we’ll call George becomes the...

In the first post from our conversation with Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and O2E Brands, we talked about how he built a nearly $300 million business but not before he had to let all 11 of his first employees go because they didn’t fit with his v...

“It’s All About People.” This was the motto that Brian Scudamore adopted for his company, ironically, after he let the entire team go in the name of revamping his culture under a clarified vision. From this critical turning point to bring about a fundamental change in...

"The Family is there to serve the business.  The business is not there to serve the Family."  Craig Duchossois

The Duchossois name has become synonymous with horse racing and its painstaking rebuild of Arlington Park to become one of the crown jewels of the sport. But i...

Are you a new or emerging leader?  Here are 11 habits those who Lead With Courage avoid.  Our free self-assessment will help you identify which of them you need to be on the alert for.  Click here to take it.

January 15, 2017

Here are 10 questions change leaders need to answer if they want to ensure their initiatives are successful.

These 10 questions are a good example of the sort of practical tools we share in our workshops and programs.  Tools that can be applied immediately upon returnin...

December 1, 2016

In the first part of our Leader With Courage conversation with Rosemary Swierk of Direct Steel and Construction, we learned how success can be formed from a non-traditional career. Of course, even the best leaders can fall into certain traps along the way – one of the...

The Cubs and Indians have had decades-long championship droughts and both teams have rebuilt themselves all the way back to instill a culture of united vision and sustained victories.

In this 7-part series to match the 7 games of the World Series, Trent Clark, who worke...

The Cubs and Indians have had decades-long championship droughts and both teams have rebuilt themselves all the way back to instill a culture of united vision and sustained victories.

In this 7-part series to match the 7 games of the World Series, Trent Clark, who worke...

The Cubs and Indians have had decades-long championship droughts and both teams have rebuilt themselves all the way back to instill a culture of united vision and sustained victories.

In this 7-part series to match the 7 games of the World Series, Trent Clark, who worke...

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