I am starting a new weekly post to create some conversation around leadership principles. I have chosen the topic of “courage” as my first attempt. I have thought a lot lately about how fear can creep into the life of a leader and cause some pretty bad results. I see it in the biblical account of several leaders and I see it in contemporary life. I see it in me. If courage is the antidote to fear-then we must define it well and know its source. You and I have both heard varying definitions of courage-try this one on for size and comment at the end of the post. I think this is really worth considering because we are desperate for courageous leaders today. What do you think of the definition below? What are your thoughts on the need for courageous leadership and its sources?
Courage: The combination of indignation and compassion towards something, fueled by faith.
Let the conversation begin.