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How to Be Courageous

As in the previous chapters, I’ll deconstruct this quality so you can see how to recognize and develop it in yourself or others.

Leaders Who Are Courageous

1. Make necessary, tough choices
2. Put themselves at risk for the good of the enterprise
3. Do things that are personally difficult
4. Take full responsibility for their actions


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The ways in which leaders make—or don’t make—tough decisions have a profound impact on their team’s morale. When you have the courage to commit to a course of action—and then accept responsibility for any negative outcomes—you send a message that you’re willing to take a stand for what you think is right.