True leadership requires more than just charisma and eloquence. Courageous leaders are willing to take calculated risks that involve embracing new ideas, and such leaders also have the ability and resilience to deal with and respond to bad news.
This article by Mark Murphy, writing for Forbes, makes the following points:
- Courageous leaders are ready to take calculated risks and test new ideas.
- They aren't afraid of listening to and dealing with frustrations.
- They listen to the issues that concern their followers, and then if justified and possible, they fix those concerns.
- Words and speeches don't define courage; tackling difficult issues does.
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