Understanding The Link Between Fear And Courage (re-broadcast)

We’re taking a short break from new episodes of the Leadership Vision Podcast where we share our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of CliftonStrengths. But rather than go silent for the next few weeks, we thought we would re-broadcast some of our favorite episodes from the past year. Logan Joyce and I sat down to talk about the episodes that have made the biggest impression on us in the past year. There’s nothing technical about this, just four episodes that we really, really liked! You may have missed these episodes, but even if you didn’t, we think you’ll enjoy re-listening to them as you move into the new year.

On this episode of the Leadership Vision Podcast, Carrie Jones and Nathan Freeburg discuss the link between fear and courage, and how both are necessary. We wrestle with the appropriate role that fear plays in helping us become courageous, but also how fear can paralyze us and prevent us from reaching our potential. Fear is temporary; regret is forever. We also share a prompt at the end to encourage you to act more courageously, so listen now!

We’ll be back on January 7, 2019, with all new episodes to help you further develop your Strengths, the Strengths of your team, and the Strengths of your organization.

About Courage

Carrie defines courage as “acting in the face of fear.” Fear and courage are not mutually exclusive ideas as she and I discuss in this podcast, but may depend on one another. As you’ll hear Carrie say, it’s ultimately the triumph over fear that makes us courageous.

Courage is also one of our values at Leadership Vision and we believe that Courage is about being the person you are, not the person you want to be. This is how we define it,

Courage is saying I recognize the uniqueness and distinction of somebody else and courage says I am not that I am this. Courage is knowing that when you need to step into who you need to be for others that you have the willingness and the faith to do so. Courage is also providing other people the opportunities to do the same.

Strengths enable us to stand up and be more of who we were created to be, while also honoring the unique gifts of others. The more we know about our Strengths, the more we are able to confidently and courageously step into any situation.

About The Leadership Vision Podcast

The Leadership Vision Podcast is a weekly show sharing our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of StrengthsFinder. Leadership Vision uses CliftonStrengths to work with People, Teams, and Culture. We believe that knowing your Top 5 Strengths is only the beginning. Our highest potential exists in the ongoing exploration of our talents. Subscribe to the Leadership Vision Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.

Please contact us if you have ANY questions about anything you heard in this episode or if you’d like to talk to us about helping your team understand the power of Strengths.