How to Develop Leadership Qualities of Courageous People

Courage is one of the most important leadership qualities.  It is courage that causes the leader to launch and is also what causes people to rally around the banner of the leader.

The 3 Key Leadership Qualities of Courage

The leadership quality of courage, wonderfully enough can be developed.  Courage is not something you are born with but it is something you can learn. Here are some keys to courage.

1) Courageous People are Bold 

Courage is something that is a habit.  You can develop the habit of courage by practicing it.  Whenever you have a tendency to hesitate or back off from a challenge, force yourself to go forward.

Practice boldness. Practice audacity.

Somehow when you launch yourself continually, things seem to work for you.  Forces and people and circumstances conspire together to help you accomplish things in ways that you cannot now dream of.

2) Courageous People Take Action

A second key to courage is the willingness to initiate and take action.  They don’t wait for someone else to do something. Leaders are attack oriented.

3) Courageous People Stay The Course

One mark of courageous people is the ability to stay the course.  This is often called courageous patience. No matter how tough it gets, no matter how much tension or stress you face, stay the course and hang in there.  Sometimes if you stay the course long enough and hard enough the sun will break through the clouds and things will happen for you.

4) Courageous People Take Risks

Remember that the future belongs to the risk takers.  There is no greatness in life amongst those who avoid taking risks.  Now that doesn’t mean that you have to risk life, limb and everything you own.  It just means that you take calculated risks in the direction of moving forward.

Do everything possible to minimize risks.  Consider the worst possible outcome but then dare to go forward.  Perhaps no other quality distinguishes leaders from non-leaders than their willingness and their daring to push forward.

Conclusion

To learn if you have the qualities of a great leader and develop the habits of one, click the button below to download my free report The Power of Habit. What will you do today to become a better leader? You can achieve greatness and develop the leadership quality of courage. Take that risk, stay the course and be strong and courageous.

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About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.

  • Alma Pangesban

    I have this qualities and behavior i believe 5 years from now a big changes happen. Thank you Sir you’re words are alive inside me

  • Jeremy DeLany

    Hello Mr. Tracy,

    I’m a true fan of your work, and it has guided me in many ways around my own personal and career path.

    Please consider writing a book aimed at college students. I’m a student myself struggling to find my way. Many of my close friends who follow you all enjoy your work, but a book angled at college students would be a great asset to this generation of students. The times have changed and competition is higher than ever. Best of all, you’d make some money out of it!

    Thank you again,

    Jeremy D.

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