Courage

  • Courage is telling your project sponsor to be honest about the potential project impact instead of inflating the numbers. 
  • Courage is sticking up for a junior member of your team when they make an honest mistake that looks bad politically. 
  • Courage is asking someone if they need help with something you have noticed, even though you don’t really know them (or if they need help.) 
  • Courage is being honest with your team about what you see your weaknesses to be. 

Courage is parallel to transparency. Speaking truth requires courage. And courage results in more truth. 

No one calls you courageous when you cover up the truth, even if there might be a consequence. You aren’t considered courageous when you protect your job and let someone else take the blame for something they delivered in good faith. 

Be courageous in your work.