InstructorDerrick Boles
TypeOnline Course
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Courage to Lead Online Course

Lead with increased personal power and influence using Derrick Boles’ leadership formula. Each concept is proven and based upon his international experience and education. Derrick Boles is recognized as a thought leader in human development and organizational behavior. He is known for his expertise in leadership and his authentic training models.

Derrick has been recognized as one of the most dynamic speakers in the country. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to support the “Ethos” of any group. Ethos is the fundamental character or spirit of a culture; the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, customs or practices of a group or society, any community , business or organization. His innovative approach to developing the individual has earned him National and International recognition.

He has been able to build meaningful and lasting relationships with corporations, educational institutions, civil authority agencies and national youth groups which has earned him the none formal title and respect as a “Leader of Leaders.”

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Courage to lead

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About the Author:

Boles University – Counsulting LLC.

 – Present (9 months)Global

Boles University has emerged as of the world’s premier business consulting firms. Working with a diverse business portfolio of clients ranging from small to large businesses and organizations. Our firm focuses on the execution of universal business principles and organizational development. Founded by Derrick Boles who has over 15 years of experience as a business leader and entrepreneur. Mr. Boles also has a background in psychology as well as obtaining his MBA. The Boles University team consist of nationally recognized subject matter experts that can cover a variety of topics which include:

• Effective Communication
• Conflict Resolution
• Diversity & Inclusion
• Change management
• Sales and Marketing
• Executive Leadership
• Team Building and Culture improvement


 – Present (3 years 8 months) Global

I am honored to be spearheading a International movement in partnership with a number of national Non-profit organizations Business ,Civic organizations and Faith-Based leaders. After completing a epic journey across the country on a STAND UP bike . The Stand Up America message was born ,

Our mission is to challenge, educate, inspire and mobilize community based organizations and leaders to “Stand Up” for community empowerment. Our goal is to provide collaboration opportunities, training, technical assistance and funding opportunities for underrepresented populations across America.

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At some point .“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.”
• Martin Luther King Jr

Boles put theory to practice by completing a cross country trek on a stand up bike …..launching “ Stand Up America“.

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Please be sure to print or download the workbook.pdf (178 downloads) .

Section 1
Lecture 1The Courage of a LeaderFree Preview

“We’re all connected. We all want safety, esteem, and a sense of belonging. Our methods of getting those things are what make the difference. Most people only become thugs and killers because they believe they have to be, thinking, ‘It’s either going to be them, or it’s going to be me.’ What they don’t realize is that they’re me, and I’m them. We’re all connected. Risk is an element of courage. Courage has a direct correlation to risk. Where courage is involved, there will always be something at stake. When Tawsha Robinson jumped on my back to protect me, she was saying to Peanut and everyone else there that night, ‘If you want to get to him, you have to go through me’,” The Courage to Lead, page 8.

Stepping out in courage defines your identity, and since much of society’s problems stem from people not knowing who they are or what they believe in, courage neutralizes that.

“There are plenty who want to glob onto those who are strong without risking or sacrificing, and we call those “fans”, but you don’t want to be a fan and borrow on someone else’s strength and light. You need to get your own strength and light, and here’s the formula: Risk plus sacrifice equals courage. Courage requires putting something at stake, but many people don’t want to put anything at stake. Not their reputations, not their livelihood, not their (often shallow) friendships.
On the other side of courage is strength. You can always decide to skip the risk, to not get stronger, but remember that if you’re not getting stronger, you’re losing ground and becoming weaker.  Part of you will die each time you go against yourself, and to me, that seems even riskier than standing up to do something, The Courage to Lead page 10.
“I was at an in-service meeting in the heart of Idaho when one lady approached me and said, “When I heard you were coming, I was so excited. Did they fly you in?” I tried to suppress a grin, and told her that no, I actually lived in Idaho. She was shocked. “You…live…here?” she said, then went on, “Oh, my gosh, all the stuff you do all over the United States. I thought you lived in, like, Dallas.” Here’s some more truth: Why is it that we’re downplaying ourselves? Why can’t something good like a movement to Stand Up come from our home state, or our hometown? That’s another lesson about truth. No one has the corner on it; it can be found anywhere, so don’t limit yourself because you think it ought to come from a certain type of person, place, or area, The Courage to Lead, page 12.
These limiting beliefs we impose on ourselves can limit our leadership power and influence.  This concept has been studied by top researchers at schools like Stanford and is known as the Imposter Syndrome.  Olivia Fox Cabane is a thought leader in the area of charismatic leadership.  In the video below, she explains how this Imposter Syndrome impacts leadership and how it can be overcome.  We will expand upon this throughout the course.

Take action for growth through self reflection and journaling: (If you haven’t already done so, please print or download the workbook.pdf (178 downloads) .  

  1. Think of a time when you DID stand up, how did it feel?
  2. What sorts of things are going on in your world right now that could use someone with courage to resolve?
  3. What would it look like if that happened?
  4. Why does it require courage to show who you really are?
  5. What areas in your life could you use courage to display more of who you are?

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Lecture 2Compassion
Lecture 3The Courage to Express Compassion
Lecture 4Winning With Compassion
Lecture 5Character
Lecture 6Critical Thinking
Lecture 7Leadership Purpose
Lecture 8Influences
Lecture 9Respond+Ability
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