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The First Virtue of Leadership: Courage Building

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Courage, according to Aristotle, is the first virtue because it makes all the other virtues possible. If that's true, then courage is also the first virtue in the workplace.

Think about all of the important workplace concepts that connect to courage. Leadership, for example, requires rendering decisions that some people will resist. Leadership requires courage. Innovation, for example, involves creating ground-breaking, but tradition-defying, ideas. Innovation involves courage. Sales and bu

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