The biggest obstacle faced by today’s employees can be summed up in two words: unprecedented uncertainty. Failure to acknowledge this new reality is to live in denial and risk, not just personal success but a company’s success and survival. Thinking differently and being willing to challenge self-doubt during times of uncertainty requires courage.

We all know that uncertainty is an inevitable condition throughout life. Accepting the impossibility of knowing the future, of predicting an outcome, requires enormous courage. While we would like to get up each day to face this perpetual unknown with courage, all too often, we feel discouraged. Maybe that’s why the Roman philosopher Seneca wrote, “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”

Courage is the most vital virtue in today’s climate of uncertainty. By recognizing, developing, and wielding the power of personal courage, you can draw on sustainable courage-centeredness.

Stepping up in courage requires you to step deeper into yourself. Only by delving beneath the shallow thought patterns and melodramas of the ego-personality can you discover your true Self, thus nurturing your courage and empowering you to take specific courage actions to overcome uncertainty. Are you willing to tap into your personal courage to overcome uncertainty?

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the true definition of courage.
  • Identify the behaviors that infiltrate uncertainty.
  • Recognize the courage actions to overcome uncertainty.
  • Discover how to keep “stepping up” to display courageous leadership.
Last updated/reviewed: May 21, 2022
3 Reviews (16 ratings)


Anonymous Author
I extremely enjoyed this course and I think it is one of those courses that could really benefit just about anyone. I could also tell that the instructor seemed to enjoy teaching this material which made it even more enjoyable as well.

Anonymous Author
I enjoy learning from all the examples she provides. There were a few times when listening to this course that I had a Aha Moment. The word No is a strong word for shutting down who your speaking to.

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There were good ideas and thoughts expressed in this course but they were not presented in a comprehensive way. There was a lot of circular ideas. No clear definitions.

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Embrace your Courage During Times of Uncertainty4:09
  Explore the True Definition of Courage19:36
  Identify the Behaviors that Infiltrate Uncertainty10:04
  Recognize the Courage Actions to Overcome Uncertainty12:01
  Discover how to Keep Stepping up to Display the Courage11:15
  Embrace Your Courage During Times of Uncertainty57:05
  Slides: Embrace Your Courage During Times of UncertaintyPDF
  Embrace Your Courage During Times of Uncertainty Glossary/ IndexPDF