Written by: Anthony A. Dicks Jr.
January 31, 2024 | 5 min. read
Courageous leadership is built on heroic leadership. A heroic leader is someone who inspires people to aspire to do things and be things greater than themselves. In ancient storytelling, heroes usually possessed a virtue that the author wanted the culture to emulate and begin to reproduce within the body politic. In Greek mythology, primary cultural virtues were temperance, prudence, justice, and ultimately courage, with courage being the virtue that all the other virtues hinged upon.
A courageous leader is necessary to achieve your organizations mission because the mission has so much meaning. Striving to accomplish something that aims to bring about meaningful change is risky business.