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Everyone Can Be a Courageous Leader
July 24, 2020
As each of us embraces the natural strength of heart that exists within us, we express our inborn courage and become a message of hope in our own sphere of influence, which creates a ripple effect in our bigger world.
-Elyssa Nelson

Another title in our Exchange Reflections series is based on two recent Exchange magazine articles: “The Heart of Courageous Leadership” by Elyssa Nelson, and “Listen, in Order to Lead,” by Raynice Jean-Sigur. Together, both articles provide food-for-thought about ways to find courage in any difficulty (not just during a pandemic).

Jean-Sigur makes the point that “Courageous leaders do not have to be in paid leadership positions. These individuals can be parents, teachers, professionals, students, colleagues, custodians and cooks. Leaders come from all walks of life.”

Nelson invites us to remember that “when faced with overwhelming and challenging moments, a refocus on gratitude can help elevate our thinking and energy and lift us out of feeling that the hardship is bigger than we can handle. Gratitude is training in vision. It invites more grace and success into our lives. It restores a feeling of abundance and it attracts what we most value. Exercising gratitude is a life changer and a source of joy! The challenge of the moment may not disappear, but you will gain perspective that allows you to approach it with fresh eyes.”

All Exchange Reflections now come with a Certificate of Completion.

NEW Resource!
Exchange Reflections

Exchange Reflections are designed to help a team of people meet in-person or live online to think deeply together about a topic using an article from Exchange magazine as a guide. Included are discussion questions to help guide reflections, as well as a "Making Commitments" idea sheet to help prompt ideas into action and an Exchange Reflections Certificate. For your convenience, Exchange Reflections are available in PDF format and you can download immediately on your desktop.

We are offering a “choose your price” option during this challenging time. The regular price of Exchange Reflections (which you can distribute to your staff or students) is $10. For those of you able to pay regular price, thank you. It helps us keep paying our staff. For those of you who need to use the 50% off coupon, we understand. Times are tough right now and some budgets are on the edge. Please do what works in your own circumstances.

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