by Bill Treasurer

A Programme for Using Courage to Transform the Workplace

We have high and often conflicting expectations of leaders. Be reasonable but passionate. Decisive but inclusive. Visionary but explicit. Powerful but humble. Add to that emotionally intelligent, caring, impartial, people-oriented, and of course, profit-driven. The list is so long that it often leaves leaders scratching their heads, thinking:how am I supposed to be all of these things at once?

The answer is courage. It's what enables a leader to face tough times and step up to the plate. It is what gives leadership its backbone.

Courageous Leadership is a comprehensive training package that introduces courage-building, a practice that guides leaders to meet challenges more readily, embrace change more fully, and speak more assertively. Courage-building is all about developing capable and confident leaders who can transform organizations. A combination assessment, workbook, and workshop, Courageous Leadership gives leaders at all levels the foundational skills and abilities they need to become more courageous.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the impact fear has on personal and organizational performance
  • Identify which of the three types of courage one uses most often
  • Learn about three types of courage and when (and how) to use each
  • Discover two distinct ways of leading that inspire more courageous behavior
  • Find opportunities to apply courage frequently

Uses for Courageous Leadership
Courageous Leadership can be used at multiple levels of your organization. It's particularly appropriate for mid-level managers, and it also provides many benefits to new and emerging leaders. 

How It Works
The Courageous LeadershipProfile helps identify which type of courage leaders choose most often, and highlights which areas require more confidence. It pinpoints the situations in which they are likely to act courageously, as well as those situations in which they are most likely to "play it safe." 

The participant workbook offers tips and techniques for raising one's scores in the area that would benefit from the application of more courage.

The Courageous Leadership workshop introduces people to a specific understanding of courage, illustrates how they can become more courageous, and demonstrates the vital role courage has in the workplace and our lives. 

What to Order

To facilitate the Courageous Leadership workshop, purchase one Facilitator Set for each trainer, plus a profile, participant workbook, and wallet card for each individual. Quantity discounts are available. 

About the author

Bill Treasurer is a leadership expert and the originator of the new organizational practice of "courage-building." He is also the author of several books, including Right Risk and the international bestseller Courage Goes to Work. Bill is the founder and chief encouragement officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that helps people and organizations live more courageously. Bill has conducted more than five hundred corporate workshops designed to strengthen people's leadership skills and improve team performance. His clients include Accenture, PNC Bank, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NASA, UNICEF, the Center for Creative Leadership, the U.S. Forest Service, CNN, EarthLink,, SPANX, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.