Courageous Leadership

Three Ways to Build Your Courage (and Change The World)

Cindy Solomon | TED Talk, TEDx Sonoma - How To Build Courage

After over 20 years’ traveling the world researching, talking about and helping organizations build courage, you would think there was nothing that could phase me. I’ve answered thousands of questions about courage, and helped thousands of business leaders overcome doubts about their ability to act and lead courageously. I am passionate about courage as a…

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Five Year-End Questions Great Leaders Ask

Where’s the champagne? That might be the first question you think of as we near the end of 2016. But before you mark 2016 in the books, now is the ideal time to reflect on the year and how 2017 can be even better. Sure, most leaders are already doing that, but you might be…

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3 Questions That Will Change The Way You Lead

cindy solomon women in building leading

On October 28, 2015, I’m thrilled to keynote the 10th Annual Professional Women in Building conference, a gathering of women leaders from the nation’s largest homebuilders. The theme is Women Leading the Way, and it got me thinking about what makes creates a great leaders. The post below was originally published for this event.  …

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How to Make Your Company Sexy to Millennials, Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, I explained how articulating your business goals in the right way can make you sexier in the eyes of Millennials. In Part 2, we talked about how to use social networks to attract 18 – 33 year olds to your business. Now, we’re going to learn how to dance…

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How to Make Your Company Sexy to Millennials, Part 2

Practically every leader I know is struggling with how to attract and retain employees from the Millennial generation. But today’s 18 – 33 year olds aren’t as easily won over as generations of the past. They’re not buying into the idea of doing their time, starting at the bottom, or sacrificing their lives for their…

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The 6 Secrets to Making Your Company Sexy to Millennials, Part 1

Let’s face it. Most of us aren’t as sexy as Google®, or Facebook®, or Uber. We don’t have ping pong tables in our lounges. Heck, we don’t even have lounges! Sure, we manage to pull-off the prerequisite lunch rooms, maybe even fancy capsule coffee machines, but our margins don’t afford us the luxury of fancy…

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3 Things We Can Learn from UPS’ Recent Failures

Something’s amiss at UPS. Promises are being broken. Children aren’t getting their holiday gifts. My boxes of books aren’t getting picked up. Even Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is considering switching to drones. Since my initial UPS post, I have been awash with stories from friends, colleagues, and former strangers (hey there!) who found me through the…

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5 Things Beyoncé Can Teach You About Courage

Pshaw, you say. That girl doesn’t need courage, she can sing. She can move. But Beyoncé wasn’t always Beyoncé. She used to have two names, just like you. Courage is what allowed her to put in her 20,000 hours, to push through the crowd of less remarkable artists, to leap over the hurdles the industry…

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5 Things Chipotle Can Teach Your Company

Everyone’s all atwitter about Chipotle right now. Why? Because they’re redefining the fast-casual food industry with organic ingredients, sustainably farmed food, and a fresh, new way of managing people. Even those of us who work outside the hospitality industry can learn a few things from their success: Change is Good – Chipotle didn’t start out…

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