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Leading with Emotional Courage Weekend of April 5-7, 2019

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Whether you’re in a company, a relationship, or acting in your daily life, you have the opportunity to lead — to inspire others to follow you. The secret lies in choosing to feel the discomfort and uncertainty that comes with being a leader. If you are willing to feel everything, you can do anything. This experiential program is based on Peter Bregman’s book and his work with CEOs and senior leaders, and it can develop your emotional courage and break long-standing, ineffective habits. Peter guides you to experiment with taking risks in the way you think, act, and lead. Through fun and effective exercises, you’ll grow your emotional courage and increase your ability to accomplish these feats of leadership:
• Raise hard-to-talk-about issues
• Act courageously in risky situations
• Connect with people and inspire their commitment
• Stay grounded in the face of success, failure, or uncertainty
• Communicate skillfully in the presence of strong emotions
Emotional courage closes the gap between wanting to do something and actually doing it. Come and transform your capability to act powerfully and courageously in your life, in your work, and in the world.
Recommended reading: Bregman, Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work.


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