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Archive: December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010

The gumption to act

Part of leadership, in a crisis situation or any other, is having the gumption to believe your approach is valuable and worth advancing.

By Ed O'Malley | December 31, 2009; 7:19 AM ET | Comments (2)

What soldiers do

We justly admire civilians like Jasper Schuringa, but in Iraq and Afghanistan, valor is demonstrated daily, in the most austere and dangerous conditions, by those in uniform.

By Col. Charles D. Allen | December 31, 2009; 7:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Teaching courage

Jasper Schuringa didn't have special skills, but he did have courage. If the Cowardly Lion can do it, so can you.

By Marty Linsky | December 31, 2009; 6:54 AM ET | Comments (2)

Waking up to lead

Unlike so many who go through life half asleep, natural leaders are wide awake. They see a threat and act.

By Michael Maccoby | December 31, 2009; 6:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inspiring boldness

These moments of courage by regular citizens remind me of the power of action and our ability to create change rather than simply follow others and do nothing.

By Coro Fellows | December 30, 2009; 7:45 AM ET | Comments (11)

Quick AND effective

The instinct to react immediately may be inborn, but the ability to react effectively is learned.

By Slade Gorton | December 30, 2009; 7:41 AM ET | Comments (1)

The leader in 20J

Jasper Schuringa possessed no playbook, no rules to follow or training, and certainly had no prior experience fighting terrorism.

By Alaina Love | December 29, 2009; 7:06 AM ET | Comments (31)

An instinctual sense

Leadership is sometimes just the manifestation of an instinctual sense of responsibility.

By John H. Cochran, MD | December 29, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Acts of optimism

Sometimes we find ourselves in a time and place not of our own choosing where our gift meets the world's need.

By George Reed | December 29, 2009; 6:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

Deeply held values

We may not be able to teach instinct, but we can definitely teach values.

By Marshall Goldsmith | December 29, 2009; 6:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

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