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CHARACTERISTICS OF

COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP

Each of these Courage Characteristics can be developed in individuals, teams, and organizations. Further, they are best-developed through a purposeful leadership development program such as the model depicted. 

PRINCIPLED
T•C•E ALIGNED
W•F•S BALANCED
VISIONARY
HUMBLE
POWERFUL
BOLD
DRIVEN
CHARISMATIC
UNREASONABLE
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PRINCIPLED

Courageous Leaders subscribe to set of ideals that guide their decisions and actions. Further, they live up to these ideals in word and deed. Finally, they develop these ideals in their teammates and organizations.

TECHNICALLY, COGNITIVELY, & EMOTIONALLY (T•C•E) ALIGNED

Courageous Leaders use three types of intelligence in the execution of our duties – Technical, Cognitive, and Emotional.  In the early days of our careers, we primarily use Technical knowledge – exhibiting the fundamentals of our professions. As we progress in rank and responsibility, our duties require more Cognitive skills such as problem solving and decision making.  When we arrive at the senior ranks of leadership, we engage primarily in Emotional intelligence – building and sustaining relationships with our teams and stakeholders. As Courageous Leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure we develop each of these intelligence areas – and then align them to the appropriate time and place.

 

WORK, FAMILY, & SELF (W•F•S) BALANCED

Courageous Leaders continually move across real and perceived barriers between their Work, Family, and Selves. Likewise, they recognize and appreciate their teams and stakeholders are traversing those same barriers. As Courageous Leaders, we ensure our lives are balanced appropriately for the given time and place. Likewise, in our interactions with team and stakeholders, we recognize they are similarly trying, succeeding, and failing to balance their own lives.

VISIONARY

Courageous Leaders think and plan several years into the future so that they may identify the goals and objectives necessary today that will take them to their future destination. Courageous Leaders learn and exhibit these visionary requirements.

HUMBLE

Courageous Leaders learn and humbly accept that they are the gifted with both the willingness and ability to lead. Concurrently, they learn and accept that these gifts obligate them to humbly lead those who are not.

 

POWERFUL

Courageous Leaders create, collect, and use power for the betterment of themselves, their teams, and their organizations. Likewise, they learn the different kinds of power and when to use each. Finally, they understand that leadership and tyranny are mutually exclusive.

 

BOLD

Courageous Leaders act with vigor – making decisions with calculate risk – and without complete information. Likewise, they learn to live outside their comfort zones – constantly challenging themselves and their teams for ever-greater accomplishments.

 

DRIVEN

Courageous Leaders accept the need to be driven to achieve the goals and objectives they set for themselves, their teams, and their organizations. Likewise, they readily accept the accompanying challenges that leading a driven life brings.

CHARISMATIC

Courageous Leaders recognize the value of charisma in achieving their goals and objectives. Further, they understand that their team and stakeholders want and need charismatic leadership. Finally, they accept this role and responsibility as valuable and necessary.

UNREASONABLE

Courageous Leaders understand that all change comes only from doing things differently.  As such, they both expect and demand that the world bend to their will.  Finally, they accept the inherent criticism that comes from “coloring outside the lines.”