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10 Traits of Courageous Leaders
March 11, 2019
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to courage.
-Anais Nin

Writing in Forbes magazine, Susan Tardanico explains that there are certain characteristics shared by courageous and effective leaders. In her words:

“If you want to see more courageous action by your people, consider whether you're modeling the 10 traits of courageous leaders:

  1. Confront reality head-on. 
  2. Seek feedback and listen. 
  3. Say what needs to be said. 
  4. Encourage push-back. .
  5. Take action on performance issues.
  6. Communicate openly and frequently.   
  7.  Lead change.  
  8.  Make decisions and move forward.  
  9.  Give credit to others.  
  10.  Hold people (and yourself) accountable.”

Source: “10 Traits of Courageous Leaders,” by Susan Tardanico, Forbes, Jan 15, 2013

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