Without a doubt, our organizations, communities, and country would be in much better shape today if we had more courageous leaders. I believe this so much that I’ve created a five-step model for courageous leadership and written a series of posts on the topic.
So, what exactly is a courageous leader? Someone who knows three things: (a) who they are on the inside, (b) where they are going in life, and (c) what is most important. As a result of being clear about these three things, a courageous leader influences people and organizations in a unique way. They focus on living out clear convictions and values, not pleasing everyone and being popular.
Take a look at this short video of me speaking on the topic of courageous leadership in our world today: