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Men Without Chests and a Lack of Courage (coach)josh chumley *culture Jun 08, 2022

C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man can be a daunting read but it is worth every turn of the page. In it, Lewis highlights a sobering concept, “men without chests."

A man without a chest is a...

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4 Secrets to Finishing Well *culture *systems passion Apr 27, 2022

One of the biggest leadership lies sounds like, “Once we get to here, things will be easier.”

Now obviously your “here” is different than mine, but we’ve all had that...

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2 Essential Guidelines for Your Goals *culture Jan 26, 2022

When charting our aim for a new year or a new season the question we must answer is WHY.

Why do I want to accomplish this goal?

That is, we need to assess (honestly)-- Does accomplishing your goal...

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Why You Must Work On The Culture *culture Jan 05, 2022

The #1 responsibility of the leader is to be the culture architect, that is, to design the culture you want to build. 

Your job is to ensure that the culture is built by design rather than...

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3 Reasons Organizations Stop Growing *culture *systems *team Dec 08, 2021

At CourageToLead.com we teach our Gears of Growth Framework as THE primary tool to help leaders find the problem areas (and potential places) in their organization. Both are important.

Many leaders...

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Maintaining Your Poise As A Leader (10 Characteristics) *culture priorities Nov 24, 2021

In these crazy days in which we are living, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the importance of POISE as a Leader. I looked up the word. Summing up the various definitions of the word, ...

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Accountability = One Improvement That Drives Results (Video) *culture *team video Oct 06, 2021

Can I be gut-level honest with you?

I see far too many leaders shy away from something that really hurts their team.

What is it?

Confronting poor performance or poor behavior.

Possibly flowing from...

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Three Keys to a Compelling Culture *culture blog Sep 29, 2021

Rock climbing is a fascinating, intricate sport.

Proper holds, grip strength and a strong core determine your success. Most of these details are under the control of the climber.

As odd as it...

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The "Last 10%" Rule = How to Create a Culture of Honesty on Your Team *culture *team blog Sep 22, 2021

On every team I have ever led, we have sought to maintain the “The Last Ten Percent Rule.”

The Last Ten Percent Rule states that most people say ninety percent of what they are...

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2 Drivers of Healthy (or Unhealthy) Culture *culture blog Sep 01, 2021

You've heard the circular argument about the "chicken or the egg" and which came first. So, let's talk about something that matters to your organization.

Which comes first-- culture or...

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