12 Qualities of Remarkably Courageous People

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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They Have the Courage to Lead by Permission

Every boss has a title. In theory that title confers the right to direct, to make decisions, to organize and instruct and discipline. The truly brave leader forgets the title and leads by making people feel they work with, not for, that person. It takes courage to not fall back on a title but to instead work to earn respect--and through gaining that respect earn the permission to lead.