Moral Courage: The Most Important Leadership Characteristic

I often work with people who are transitioning from follower to leader. The one question that always comes up is: What characteristic makes a good leader? I tell them the answer is moral courage.  I have come to realize I was never as concerned about my boss' technical expertise as I was with their moral courage, honesty, and ethics. Coincidentally, Abacus Data shared the results of a poll examining Canadians opinions of the leadership, answering the question by saying: "Leadership can be hard to define –…

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