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Compass: Your Guide for Leadership Development and Coaching by George Hallenbeck, Elaine Biech, Peter Scisco

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Courage

Act decisively to tackle difficult problems and persevere in the face of adversity.

Courage takes many forms. In the special domain of organizations, leaders need courage to stand against conventional wisdom—to do things differently from “how things are done here.” Leaders need courage to deal with thorny interpersonal problems, such as conflict or toxic employees. They need the courage to accept and to act on feedback. They need courage to open themselves to questions and perspectives and not stick to the position that they are right, and they need courage to alter their vision when evolving circumstances warrant change. And they need ...

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