Courage is the next C in the 5 step framework of leadership.
Taking a step back..
Leadership is about being vulnerable. It’s about going against the grain.
In fact, many times leadership requires you to put your neck on the line to direct change.
This is a fundamental aspect of leadership.
In order to do this… you need courage.
Humans are wired to avoid conflict. That’s a fundamental truth of human nature and how our species evolved.
And yes, there are many advantages to this wiring.
But many disadvantages as well, specifically when it comes to leading positive change.
So in order to lead, you have to have the guts to push forward in the face of resistance. To put your neck on the line for the betterment of your team and clients. Even if it’s the “unpopular” thing to do at the moment.
A strong leader has to choose progress over popularity.
And COURAGE is the main ingredient in this formula to success.
This is the bottom line.
My friend, I wish there was a softer and easier way.
But there’s not.
The good news?
Courage is a muscle that can be developed.
The more you flex it, the stronger your courage becomes.
My message today?
If you want to level up your leadership, you have to level up your COURAGE.
So keep flexing your courage muscle, you will develop more of it, and be well on your way to being the leader our community needs.