“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”  –Winston Churchill

Have courage…

Have courage to lead.

Have courage to confront someone you think is wrong.

Have courage to recognize someone for having a better idea than you.

Have courage to listen.

Have courage to wait.

Have courage to challenge.

Have courage to fail.

Have the courage to be a leader.

Reflection Questions:

  • What is an example of courage you’ve felt in dealing with a recent challenge? Did it take a lot of effort to pull find the courage?
  • When was a time you did not do something you knew needed to be done because you could not summon the courage? What stopped you?
  • Which situation turned out better for you?

For a Deeper Dive:

8 Ways to be a Courageous Leader, a brief by Steve Tobak for Inc. Magazine

Courage-works, blog from Brene Brown, the author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly

The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure and the Search for Mastery, an inspiring study by Sarah Lewis