Larry Broughtons FLASHPOINTS

By Larry Broughton

Larry Broughtons FLASHPOINTS

FLASHPOINTS: Courage. Ain’t It The Truth?

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?”


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