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Courageous Leadership: The Ethical Behaviors

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Sandra Ford Walston

Sandra Ford Walston

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 01:00 PM EDT

  • CPA

2 Credits


Subject Area

Ethics (Behavioral)

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Course Description

Courageous leadership provides the impetus, knowledge and fortitude to solve problems at all levels and enhance organizational effectiveness and job performance. Courageous leadership is a state of mind. Particularly during times of uncertainty, courage behaviors reflect ethical behaviors, such as seeing yourself as a leader no matter your role or position, confronting an uncomfortable truth/issue like admitting you made a bad hire or not being afraid to take negative action. Thinking differently and being willing to challenge the status quo requires everyday courage. In fact, today’s business climate makes it more important than ever for leaders to embrace everyday courage, but courageous leadership may not look like what you think.

Unfortunately, most people do not claim courage as one of the primary virtues they display at work. They mistakenly believe that courage is only relevant during particularly perilous times. When you identify the impediments to courageous leadership, you also find the solutions to the organization’s StuckThinking™ such as why many people are afraid to have a “courageous conversation.” The outcome based on my research: courage is caged in the workplace. Empowering courage allows you to overcome obstacles like intimidation, self-doubt and uncertainty. While courage remains a “potential” for everyone, it becomes a “reality” for only those willing to pay the price which is why it is inherently scarce!

You will learn to recognize situations that require courageous leadership such as how to give yourself permission to be courageous, confront uncomfortable truths, speak without ambiguity, transcend rejection, and find new solutions during times of uncertainty by embracing your everyday courage. With over 25 years of original research Sandra learned that there is a direct correlation between your success quotient and your courage quotient.

Learning Objectives

  • What is the true definition of courage?
  • What is Courageous Leadership?
  • How to Recognize Hindrances to Courageous Leadership
  • How to Notice Behaviors of Lost Courage
  • How to detect the Red Flags that Restrict Courageous Leadership

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Accounts Director
  • Auditors
  • CFO/Controller
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Cloud Accountants
  • Cloud Firms
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Large Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Finance Director
  • Outsourced CFO
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Practitioners
  • VP Finance
  • Young CPA


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Sandra has a pleasing presentation style...more like friendly conversation than a formal lecture. The topics discussed were common sense themes but it never hurts to go back and review the basics. Well done


Excellent presentation by Sandra! I always like to take communication CPE to add to my knowledge. In addition to covering the basics, I loved Sandra's tie-ins to introverts/extroverts and leadership. Her replies to questions and her suggestions were great.


he presenter was very knowledgeable and provided relevant examples and practical advice on how to improve my everyday leadership skills with my team. Highly recommended


"Excellent webinar, one of my favorites that I have heard! The presenter was very knowledgeable and provided relevant examples and practical advice on how to improve my everyday leadership skills with my team. Highly recommended!


I thoroughly enjoyed this webinar and speaker! I agree with all that she spoke about and use it in the workforce today. It's a great refresher on interpersonal skills and get up to date on what to do with co-workers who don't have the same communication style as yourself.


The Seminar was very informative and encouraging to be courageous. The content and thoughtful presentation was very informative and entertaining. The time went by very quickly and I actually found myself disappointed that it was over. I appreciated that I could follow easily and apply it to my own circumstances. Thank you so much ! Very educational"