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Courageous Leadership - An Introduction to the Practice of Courage-Building with Bill Treasurer -- Leadership Skills TeleSeminar

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
 -– Anais Nin

Courage is the first virtue…because it makes all the other virtues possible.

If that’s true, than courage is the first business virtue too. 

Why? Because it makes so many other business concepts possible. Leadership, for example, takes bold action and decisive judgment. It takes courage. 

Innovation takes creating ground-breaking, but tradition-defying, ideas. It takes courage.

Sales takes knocking on the door in the face of rejection.  It takes courage.

In fact, courage is so important to these concepts that they don’t exist in the absence of courage.

Despite the importance of courage to business success, there have been no training programs dedicated solely on building workforce courage --- until now.

This session will focus on inspiring more courageous behavior in yourself and in those you work with. Specifically, in this session, you’ll learn:

  1. Why fear and comfort are bad for business
  2. The “Three Buckets of Courage” and how to differentiate among them
  3. The differences between managers who encourage workers, and those who discourage them (Fillers and Spillers)
  4. Tips on how to be more courageous yourself, and how to inspire more courageous behavior among your coworkers and employees

Bill_treasurer IATF Visiting Faculty Member and courage expert Bill Treasurer will be our special guest for this special TeleSeminar.

Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a Courage Building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill is the author of Courage Goes to Work, a book that introduces the new practice of courage-building. He is also the author of Right Risk, a book about personal courage. 

Bill is a former member of the U.S. High Diving Team.  For seven years he traveledCourage_goes_to_work throughout the world performing with a team of high performing athletes.  During that time, Bill did over 1500 high dives from heights that scaled to over 100 feet...sometimes on fire! 

Bill’s insights have been featured in over 100 newspapers and national magazines. Since 1993 Bill has conducted over 500 corporate workshops designed to strengthen people’s leadership skills, improve team performance, accelerate innovation, and help executives behave more courageously. His clients include NASA, the CDC, the Department of Veterans Affairs, SPANX, Spirit Airlines, and many others.



Courageous Leadership: An introduction to the practice of courage-building


Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 75 minutes


Bill Treasurer, Courage Expert and Founder of Giant Leap Consulting


Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!


Recording has been moved to the IATF Members Only Area.




Registration closed. 



I thought the TeleSeminar was very insightful. I particularly found the piece about the 3 Buckets of Courage to be very helpful.


Paul Plamondon

I am so grateful that you interviewed Bill Treasurer. Bill’s information about courage REALLY inspired me. I’m building my coaching practice based on a concept I call “Courageous Heart” and Bill’s approach to courage resonated deeply with me. I immediately purchase his book and I will be reaching out directly to Bill to thank him for his inspiration.

Having attended a few of your tele-calls over the years, I know you are a generous man, and I deeply appreciate the great value you offer in ALL that you do.

Thank you.

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