What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk.
~Cowardly Lion, Wizard of Oz
I was once accused of being naive on the difficulty in making integrity, trust & compassion the core values of my business. Though difficult, I contend that courage provides the wisdom to be humble enough to do so. With courage, we dare to take risks—calculated risk is a key ingredient in success. Courage helps us drive-on in the face of lingering doubt; push forward during bad economic conditions; and to face our fears and dare to fail. Courage sustains us on our journey towards our dreams; and allows us to care more deeply & communicate more effectively. At its root, integrity is based on courage. A leader without courage is impotent & does not deserve the honor of an executive position in any organization. “Courage. Ain’t it the truth?”