Courage Goes Work

I speak and write about many issues that affect the workplace, all related to helping employees feel valued.  I hope you see many of the ideas or issues that I raise as a call to action. Sometimes the actions I ask you take are easy to implement, sometimes they take a little effort, other times what I ask you to do might require that you take a stance that makes you uncomfortable. 

Ask yourself, how comfortable do you feel doing the following?

  • Trust your employees to do the right thing.
  • Say “No” to the CEO who wants you to implement a recognition program to remedy bad management.
  • Allow occasional work from home days, even when it is against policy.
  • Be that one supervisor who recognizes his or her team, even when other supervisors have said there is no time.

Sometimes treating people respectfully takes courage. There are easier things to do than stand up or stand out.

It can take courage to offer encouragement.

There is a new book coming out on the topic of courage. I had the privilege of previewing and endorsing Courage Goes to Work by Bill Treasurer.

If you are looking to be more courageous at work, or would like to encourage your employees to be more courageous, check this book out. Berrett-Koehler is offering a substantial discount for pre-release orders (the book comes out in November). Just enter the promo code “courage.”

Meanwhile, I would love to hear your stories about courage in the workplace.

All the best,



My name is Cindy Ventrice. I am the author of the best-selling book Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works and the companion guide Recognition Strategies That Work.

My work has been quoted in The New York Times, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Workforce Magazine, and Tim Sanders' book The Likeability Factor.

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