The Courage of William Wilberforce

I recently gave a talk on courageous leadership, and I used the life of William Wilberforce as an example of what it means to be a truly courageous leader—the type of person who faces adversity head-on and never wavers in…

Servant Leaders Are Courageous

I believe that in order to be a true servant leader, you must demonstrate courage in the way that you lead yourself and others. In my most recent post for Lead Like Jesus, I discuss this concept and explain why…

The Need for Courageous Leaders Today

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…

Courageous Leadership Key #5: Continue

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill The fifth and final component of courageous leadership is to “continue the pursuit.” If you are going to lead with courage, then you must learn to persevere in…

Courageous Leadership Key #4: Commit

Once you have decided to change…to move forward in a different direction, then the fourth part of courageous leadership is to commit. To what? Action. This is step where most people get stalled because they fail to take action toward…

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