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How to Lead with the Right Kind of Confidence

Great leaders have a unique combination of confidence and humility coupled with the power to create real vision and connection. These forces work together to inspire a magnetic magic that leads to breakthrough results. I’m on a mission to inspire and develop these characteristics in leaders around the world. This philosophy is at the core of my message in my speaking, writing and consulting. I’m confident it’s a message worth sharing.

Today I’m sharing some free gifts to help get the word out. I encourage you to download and use with your teams.

I’d also love to talk with you about the possiblity of working with you and your team on a fast start to 2015 or speaking at your next event.  Please contact me for a free consultation on how we can build something just right.

P.S. If you need an endorsement to get you inspired, here’s Santa’s.

Another Holiday Gift

As a holiday gift to you, I’m sharing some easy exercises you can use with your team in the new year (see sidebar). If you’re already a subscriber, check your email for a download link. If you’re new here, we’d love to have you join our inspiring tribe.


More End of Year Fun

Our LGL tribe had some nice recognition, being honored as a Top 10 Leadership Sites of 2014 based on COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. You did that! I am so grateful for your amazing interaction. Your comments are my favorite part of writing.

I’m also really honored to be included on Inc’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers For Your Next Conference (of course, they used Sir Richard Branson’s pic, not mine, but I’m cheaper 😉

Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt helps human-centered leaders resolve workplace ambiguity and chaos, so that they can drive innovation, productivity and revenue without burning out employees. She’s the founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. She’s the award-winning author of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and a hosts the popular Asking For a Friend Vlog on LinkedIn. A former Verizon Wireless executive, Karin was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers. Karin and her husband and business partner, David Dye, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.


  1. Bruce Harpham


    Congratulations on being selected as one of the top leadership websites in 2014. That’s fantastic. It is great to see you in such good company too – I’m a fan of Michael Hyatt’s work.

    • Karin Hurt

      Thanks so much, Bruce! I love Michael Hyatt’s book too. I’m really honored to be included in such amazing company.

  2. Alli Polin

    People come here to engage because of your great content, Karin! Look forward to more in 2015!

    All the best ~


    • Karin Hurt

      Thanks so much Alli. Have a great Christmas.

  3. Barbara Mannino

    Karin, Love hearing you speak about confident humility. It is a term I, too, used recently about an orthopedic surgeon with whom I had an appointment. He was bright, innovative, knowledgeable–and humble. He took the time to respectfully answer all my questions. Our visit ended with him asking me whether I wanted to go home and think about the surgery. I, a total coward at the thought of “going under the knife,” said “No. Sign me up.” Though I’m still nervous, his presence gave me the courage to proceed for a surgery I need. Goes to show: in business, in medicine–and in life–confident humility wins every time!


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