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The Courage Playbook

Five Steps to Overcome Your Fears and Become Your Best Self

Lee, Gus


1. Edition July 2022
288 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-84890-5
John Wiley & Sons

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A practical pathway to a meaningful life and courageous leadership

In The Courage Playbook: Five Steps to Overcome Your Fears and Become Your Best Self, Gus Lee, bestselling author and leadership expert, delivers an astonishing reveal that with moral courage, we can overcome our fears. This is a practical guide to gaining your courage to live rightly, treat others without bias and lead inspirationally. Readers will acquire Five Steps to Courage, 3 NO's, 3 GO's and Courageous Communication Plays. These lend deeper meaning to life, strengthen our character, improve relationships and allow us to help others for the common good. They lead to contentment, love and even happiness.

The Playbook is a practical, behavior-based "Other-Help" guide that equips us more effectively than the worried "self-help" approach. The Courage Playbook includes:
* Skills and strategies for healthfully and authentically deploying courage in your life
* Ways to actually solve tough moral problems and conflicts at their root cause, genuinely help others, model strength and close the "Courage Gap"
* Methods for courageous and inspirational communication and leadership for all manner of situations - professionally, personally, relationally and organizationally

Designed for people in all circumstances, to include young professionals, executives and leaders, The Courage Playbook belongs on the desks and libraries of business organizations, government agencies, healthcare, education, non-profits, military units, public safety organizations and on the bedside table of all people who want a seriously effective pathway to deeply improve themselves.

Foreword xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction 1

Part I The Courageous Self 13

Chapter 1 Step One: Where Am I? I Assess Myself 15

Chapter 2 Step Two: Who Am I, Really? I Admit and Quit the 3 NOs 39

Chapter 3 Step Three: Getting It Right--The 3 GOs 73

Part II Courage with Others 121

Chapter 4 Step Four: Playsets for Basic CourCom 123

Chapter 5 Step Five: Playsets for CourCom Conflicts 147

Part III You Decide: Choosing Your Core 189

Chapter 6 Your Identity: Naming, Claiming, and Aiming 193

Chapter 7 The Individual Courage Advancement Plan: ICAP 197

Chapter 8 Crossing the River 209

Epilogue 217

Appendix: Cut-out Memory Cards 219

Notes 223

Glossary of Acronyms 245

About the Author 247

Index 249
GUS LEE, bestselling author of Courage: The Backbone of Leadership and China Boy, is a nationally recognized leadership and character advancement expert who has worked in or consulted to 50 professions and industries. A former corporate chief operating officer, chief learning officer, government senior executive, West Point's first Chair of Character Development, U.S. Senate ethics investigator, acting deputy attorney general, supervising deputy district attorney, university assistant dean, U.S. Army officer and paratrooper, he trains and coaches through his company, Leaders of Character, LLC, and writes at