Courageous leadership is needed in many aspects of life and we spotlight just a few of these problem areas. By clicking on one, you will be taken to a page with more information, blog posts, related videos, and downloadable documents to educate and empower yourself to demonstrate courageous leadership.
Bullying is a widespread and serious problem that can happen anywhere—on the playground and in the workplace. It is not “just messing around” or something to grow out of. Bullying can cause serious and lasting harm. If you see someone being bullied, know that you have the power to stop it and show courageous leadership!
Regardless of size, all organizations are vulnerable to workplace fraud. Fraud can take many forms—including embezzlement, forgery, theft of inventory
and other assets, and computer crime — and can continue unchecked for years. The financial impact on an organization of these so-called “whitecollar”
crimes can be devastating.
Unfortunately, sexual violence can come in many forms: harassment, abuse, stalking, incest, exploitation, and rape. Sometimes, we say or do something. At other times, we choose to ignore the situation. How do we make these decisions? Is there a safe way to increase the number of times and situations in which we might choose to act?
Racism. Sexism. Homophobia. Anti-Semitism. Discrimination is all around us and it is harmful and divisive. Yet, do we take the actions—in that moment or later—to impact this inappropriate, offensive and unhealthy behavior? Too many times, we don’t. Those impacted in these moments need someone to intervene. They need courageous leadership!
Hazing is everyone’s responsibility. Virtually every college or university, school, national governing body, athletic department, fraternity/sorority, organization and workplace has an anti-hazing policy and most have procedures for reporting violations. The most important thing you can do is report it. Don’t be a bystander.
We all see and hear things in our everyday life where we have an urge to act. We know what we are seeing or hearing is a problem that needs our attention—needs us to act. Yet, too many times, we don’t. We stay silent, walk away, watch, laugh along, even participate. Yet, we don’t fulfill our urge to show courageous leadership in that moment.