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Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery

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People are innately wired to avoid risk. During times of times of change and uncertainty, our risk aversion is amplified. Yet the number one way to gaining competitive edge is by creating a culture where people feel safe and emboldened to innovate and challenge the status quo thinking. The first key to creating a 'culture of courage' is leading from possibility, not probability.


Winston Churchill once said that courage is the first of all virtues because it is the only one that guarantees all others. Courage is also what it takes to set a bold course for yourself and your organization, engage in a courageous conversation, forge new ground, and to be decisive in uncertainty.


Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Certainly in today’s accelerated and uncertain times, courage is an indispensable attribute for effective leadership.

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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:54 PM

Building Courage In Our Culture ...

Teresa Lucke's curator insight, September 4, 2014 6:14 PM

Courage and passion trump fear, go ahead,  step out of your comfort zone!

Bénédicte Berche's curator insight, September 14, 2014 12:26 PM

L'audace est une habitude à prendre... Voilà 5 clés pour un leadership audacieux !

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On the Persistence of Bad Luck (and Good)

On the Persistence of Bad Luck (and Good) | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

We’ve all had the experience—over and over all the time. You go down to the street to wait for the bus (the train, the subway, the boat); you know that buses come roughly every 10 minutes, so you expect to wait about 5 minutes (arriving, on average, in the middle of the between-buses interval). But in fact, we all know that almost always you have to wait longer than that! Is this an illusion we’ve developed over the centuries because we believe in the “persistence of bad luck,” or is it, perhaps, something real?


It is, in fact, a real phenomenon, and this result can even be proved mathematically. Because you arrived after the last bus has left, your overall waiting time is, on average, longer than half the average interval of 10 minutes.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Some kinds of bad luck, like long waits for buses, can be proved mathematically - and the same is true for some of our good fortunes as well.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:17 AM

Fascinating!, particularly for those who regularly curse their luck...