Stop Playing Safe

Stop Playing Safe : Rethink Risk, Unlock the Power of Courage, Achieve Outstanding Success

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Tap the power of courage and achieve greater clarity,
confidence, and satisfaction in your work and life
Tap in to the inspirational motivation of best-selling author,
life coach and media personality, Margie Warrell. Stop Playing
Safe is a call to action for anyone who has ever felt that
their work was not revealing their true potential for personal
progression and career development. It will give you the conviction
and courage to become bolder in your career, to perform better and
enjoy your work more.

Margie points out that ?fear? seems to be our new
state of ?normal? as we deal with economic uncertainty,
job insecurity and constant change management in the workplace. In
times like these, all our instincts tell us to play safe and avoid
risk. Yet courage and bold action are the keys to reaping the
rewards of exceptional success in your career.

Supported by case studies, insights and advice from a range of
high-profile Australian and international entrepreneurs, Stop
Playing Safe shares tactics you can put into practice to
achieve personal fulfilment and professional success. It will help
you clarify your career purpose and maximise your work value. It
offers solutions for dealing with change management and will
encourage you to pursue your career goals with renewed vigour and

Margie Warrell grew up on a dairy farm in rural Australia and
has lived in the US

She is the best-selling author of Find Your Courage and
CEO of Global Courage

Her clients include the United Nations Foundation, NASA, Ernst
& Young, Bechtel, Best Buy, Accenture, AOL, Covidien, ADT,
United Healthcare, and ExxonMobil

You will keep coming back to this book as you move forward in
your career, using it as a ready reference to progress through each
stage and tackle each new challenge.

"Adapting to change an taking chances are critical to your
success. This book will help you with both. Get it, read it, enjoy
the results." ? Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus
and The Seed.

?Stop Playing Safe will help you harness the courage to
take the risks that make sense- and give you the success you
want." - Randy Gage, Author of Risky Is the New Safe

?Practical, powerful, and inspiring. In uncertain times,
it's a guide book you can't afford not to read as it spells
out exactly how to handle your challenges and find the confidence
to speak up, adapt and get ahead in the new economy. Everyone in
your company should read it!" - Suzi Pomerantz, author, Master
coach, and CEO of Innovative Leadership International.

?Stop Playing Safe is one of those rare books that is at
once original, inspirational, and above all, useful.? - Bill
Treasurer, President of Giant Leap Consulting and author,
Courage Goes to Work.

"Stop Playing Safe provides a roadmap to navigate uncertainty
and find the courage to create meaningful changes in your
workplace, career and life." - Rebecca Heino, Professor of
Management, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

?Margie Warrell provides powerful and practical advice for
overcoming our innate fear of risk and vulnerability. It bears
reading and re-reading for all who strive to become their best
selves." - Dr Gordon Livingston, Author of Too Soon Old, Too
Late Smart

"Margie is a true expert on the science of success. Her new book
is both inspiring and practical. It's a powerful manual for
creating the life of your dreams.? - Siimon Reynolds, author
of Why People Fail
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 16mm | 448g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1118505581
  • 9781118505588
  • 105,813

Back cover copy

What could you achieve if you were more courageous?

We are hardwired to avoid risk but in an increasingly uncertain and competitive world, the true key to success is courage--the courage to speak up and challenge the status quo, the courage to take career-building risks, and the courage to seize the opportunities all around us.

So, what's stopping you?

Best-selling author, media commentator and master coach, Margie Warrell shares powerful tools and techniques for overcoming fear and achieving greater success and fulfilment.

Stop Playing Safe features insights from trailblazing entrepreneurs and leaders in organisations including NASA, Ernst & Young, UN Foundation and Qantas.

Discover how to:

define your sense of purpose and pursue more inspiring goals embrace a Courage Mindset and speak up with confidence in every situation navigate uncertainty with clarity and take smart risks, not just safe ones conquer fear of failure and bounce back from setbacks wield stronger influence and build a culture of courage in your team or business.

Don't wait for success to come to you. Learn to tap the power of courage to achieve greater clarity, confidence and satisfaction at work and beyond.
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Table of contents

About the author vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

Part I Core Courage 1

1 Know your why 3

2 Rethink risk, commit to courage 29

3 Align bold action with right action 59

Part II Working Courage 79

4 Speak candidly, listen bravely 81

5 Learn, unlearn and relearn 115

6 Seize opportunity from your adversity 149

7 Lead authentically, cultivate courage 183

Part III Take Courage 221

8 Trust yourself ? take action! 223

Appendix: The Courage Key 240

Index 243
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About Margie Warrell

MARGIE WARRELL is a Forbes columnist, best-selling
author, sought-after media commentator and an internationally
recognised thought leader in human potential. With her background
in coaching, psychology and working with Fortune 500 companies,
Margie supports individuals and organisations globally to live and
lead more courageously and achieve outstanding success.
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