there seems to be so much in life that requires courage. so many small things on the schedule each day that if done right...require big amounts of courage and boldness. what i find in myself so often is the pull and the urge to take the easy road...which usually is the road that avoids courage. i find myself looking like the lion in the wizard of oz (without the back hair). whether it's avoiding confronting someone who needs to be confronted...or not being completely honest and telling it how it really is to someone at a key moment...or coming out of a meeting saying that the situation is ok when it's really not...the pull to avoid the hard but right call is always there. i'm finding that in order to be a good leader you have to have the courage to make the tough call, even when it's not popular, when you'll potentially lose friends over it, and when you know it might get messy.

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