I believe that courage is the only attribute that ALL leaders have in common.
Courage combined with a compelling and clear vision are critical to an enduring and valuable company.
Courage to defend and promote that unique and compelling vision.
Courage to be vulnerable.
Courage to create an autonomous environment.
Courage to trust that autonomy.
Courage to correct mistakes as learning to invest in future growth.
Courage to be patient.
Courage to stop doing what gives you comfort and confidence.
Courage to go out on a limb to predict the future by creating it.
Courage to trust your team to help you see and craft that future.
You can be humble (Mulally) or not (Gates). You can be charismatic (Kelleher) or not (Buffett). You can have empathy (Ardern) or not (Bezos). You can have integrity (Mulcahy) or not (Jobs). You can be honest (Aurelius) or not (Johnson). You can be loving (Chapman) or not (Musk).
The one thing all of these different people has in common is COURAGE in one form or another. We can argue how great, or not, each of these leaders is/was but it is hard to deny each has/had courage.
The other common resource they bring to the team is a compelling, vivid vision that creates enthusiastic followers. Attracting people who believe what you believe will outpace skill and knowledge every time – both of these can be taught or acquired.
Please contact me if you want to learn more about how I help leaders in both of these areas.
Bill – Certified Growth Coach, Foundations in NeuroLeadership certified, PI Certified Partner, 100COACHES member coach
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