Leadership is not for the faint of heart. Leadership is not easy or certainly not always fun.

Today more than ever, we need brave leadership. 

Five Characteristics of a Brave Leader

  • Willing to make the tough decisions. Even when people don’t understand or agree.

  • Always the most accountable for their actions. They own it even when things do not go well.

  • Speak the truth to power. They are principled in their leadership.

  • Have uncomfortable conversations. These are never fun but needed.

  • Work themselves out of a job. They are secure enough as a leader that they understand the importance of developing others.

As you think about these characteristics of a brave leader, which would be your weakest and strongest?

The good news is that you can choose to improve each of these characteristics.