Although the attack would inflict little damage to Japan, it would prove to be a big morale boost for the American public still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor just four months before.
Listen Up Winston Churchill inspects British troops in Getty Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Everyone knew what was coming. Likewise, it took courage for him to listen and ultimately agree to do something that was as foreign to him as dry land is to fish.
As leadership attributes go, courage is the big one. It comes from facing and overcoming fear. And the reward for that effort couldn't be bigger.
For present or future executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs, courage will enable you to Follow your gut when everyone tells you you're crazy. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin spent years trying to get anyone who would listen to invest in their idea of a dedicated search company.
They never gave up. Entrepreneurs do that all the time. Take risks with big downsides and no safety net. Every small-business owner knows exactly what that feels like.
It keeps you up at night. Sometimes the only counterbalance is your strength of will and your courage. One of the hardest things for a manager or business owner to do is to tell employees, customers, or investors what they don't want to hear, to tell it to them straight.
Face your critics and listen openly to what they have to say. You can do that only if your courage and humility outweigh your ego and hubris.
Act on your beliefs, knowing it may cause you pain. Indeed, many boycotted the supermarket chain. Take on bigger, better-funded competitors. All over the world, thousands of entrepreneurs and small-business owners do this every day.
Look in the mirror and confront what you see. As Thoreau said in Walden, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. Challenge your comfort zone and face your fear. An associate of mine was so shy as a child, he nearly passed out when he had to speak in class.
Now he's a CEO.To lead organizations passionately towards performance: We must have the courage to make our business deeply personal.
When we declare the importance of achieving superior outcomes, and connect it to a purpose that is larger than the day-to-day grind of the workplace, we help people feel anchored in work that is meaningful.
How to Lead with Courage You may not make headlines, but even every day acts of courage help others around you. By John Baldoni . Courage is a universally admired virtue, and courageous individuals in all cultures have survived across time to become the heroes of subsequent generations.
But what is courage, and what is it not? Philosophers have pondered these questions since antiquity. Courage is defined as the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc, without fear.
Although the word courage is easily defined, it is much more difficult to measure. 8 Finding the Courage to Lead Courage is the virtue that’s needed to enact anything that is signiﬁ cantly important to you. Courage is the virtue that’s needed to meaningfully change the status quo and create something profoundly new.
Courage is something that everyone has, and it manifests itself daily. It may be precious, but it is not rare. If we lead long enough, we are going to have a key team member approach us to let us know they are probably going to leave. My temptation earlier on my leadership was to try to talk them into staying.