There are thousands of books about leadership and less than a dozen about courage. None, however, tells the reader how to be courageous. Finally, there is a book about how to cultivate courage. Ready, BEGIN contains over 250 practical strategies, techniques, and insights how to cultivate courage including overcoming fear, conquering procrastination, getting into action, sustaining momentum, and burning with more focus and purpose. This book is for leaders who want to create bolder visions, generate more sales, encourage daring innovation, implement new changes, and strengthen teams? A soldier patrols a dangerous sector known for booby-traps and insurgent activity. A fireman races into a burning high-rise. A policeman runs into a dark alley in pursuit of a gun-toting suspect. We all recognize courage when we see it. There are icons of courage that bring shivers to our souls: images like the flag-raising at Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima or Ground Zero at the World Trade Center or places evoking reverence like the Alamo. And who exemplifies courage? Individuals like Abraham Lincoln, Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, John Glenn, Oskar Schindler, Lance Armstrong, and countless others. Most of us, however, are not involved in such life-or-death struggles. Our battles occur at work and home. This book is designed to give ordinary people some practical tools to cultivate more courage in their lives. Strong courageous leadership is needed everywhere. This comprehensive manual will give the reader the tools to become an even more valuable leader.