“Who is the brave person?” We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Kimberly Davis shares with us principles from her new book, Brave Leadership. That and more on today’s show.
Bob’s Thought of the Day
- Why I disagree with the last two words of this definition: “Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc….without fear.”
- The answer to the question “Who is brave?” I learned from my Dad: “That person who is smart enough to be afraid … and still do their job.”
- Why bravery has much more to do with facing our fears and overcoming them than it does with being fearless.
Interview with Kimberly Davis
- How Kimberly defines “leader” and “brave.”
- The correlation between acting and leadership.
- Why focusing on yourself diminishes your impact as a leader.
- The story of Julia and how her shift helped her to find her Brave.
- What a Super Objective is and why it is vital to your leadership.
- How one school bus driver is using his Super Objective to help students build self-confidence.
- A story of two executives at a multi-day training event Kimberly led, and how each of them made a very different impact.
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- Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Powerful, and Authentic Self to Get the Results You Need by Kimberly Davis (also available through Amazon)
- Kimberly’s blog
- Kimberly’s TEDx Talk
- Connect with Kimberly on Facebook
- Connect with Kimberly on LinkedIn
- Follow Kimberly on Twitter
- Follow Kimberly on Instagram
About the Book
The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Joe learns that shifting his focus from getting to giving — constantly and consistently creating value for others — leads to exceptional returns.
Rapidly going from national bestseller to global phenomenon, The Go-Giver has gained a devoted following with over a million copies sold. It’s utilized as a resource in major corporations to small businesses, in schools and churches, in book clubs, and more. Nearly a decade since its original publication, this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.