Tip #40: Courage
It takes courage to step-up and lead.
"Courage is an important ingredient in being a leader. Whether you run a solo operation or you’re a corporate leader in a large organisation, being brave pays off."
As a leader, you should reflect on your own behaviors and ask your self those questions:
I am afraid of making the wrong decision, is there something else going on here?
Have I considered the risks involved?
If it doesn’t work how bad will the consequences be?
Have I done all I can to reduce the risk of failure?
How good will it be for my business if I go ahead and it works?
Will I regret it if I don’t face the fear and take this chance?
How will others be impacted by my decision to withdraw or go ahead?
From: Vidotto, "The Power of Courage in Leadership"
The article, “The Three Buckets of Courage,” found on the blog HRDQ-U, “there are three ways of behaving when your courage is activated. When you become familiar with the three distinct types of courageous behavior, you gain a deeper understanding of how to tap into and strengthen your courage and the courage of those around you.”
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