Author: Oksana Yuryk, Senior trainer, 15+ years of experience in management, 10+ – in trainings, DEVELOR Ukraine
In today’s ever changing world leaders are not only expected to be competent, but has to face situations where they need to show courage as well. But what is courage and especially leadership courage? How can courage manifest itself in a leader’s work? Why and how to be courageous in uncomfortable situations? Moreover, how to make others courageous and build a culture of courage?
Our program approaches leadership courage as a skill that can be developed.
The training starts from a thorough and clear understanding of the concept of leadership courage. The program gives clues for understanding the real meaning of courage and help people face and cope with fears (a taboo topic in everyday business life) including their own ones.
Courage, however, isn’t a one-dimension competence; its complexity is well described in our Leadership Courage Octagon© model, which on the one hand visualizes the fields where leadership courage can manifest itself, and on the other hand, it is also an excellent and practical tool for self-assessment. With the help of the Octagon participants understand the fields of actions, where they can demonstrate courage as leaders.
Courage Culture is a state where people – regardless of their positions and hierarchy levels – demonstrate courageous behavior with each other and support others to catch up if needed. During the program participants are provided with practical tools, which help them to build and maintain a value based, high-performing culture.