Fearless leader, Courageous leader

We often use the term “fearless” leader to describe folks we’re leading us. I wonder if we can replace the “fearless leader” idea with “courageous leader.”

Fearless points to the absence of fear. But, fear is useful in parts as it helps alert us to risk. And, being oblivious of risks is a recipe for bad decision making.

Courage, on the other hand, is about realizing that there are things more important than fear. To be courageous, we must first acknowledge our risks and fears – and then choose to push forward because we care.

We don’t need more fearlessness. Courage, on the other hand, is always in short supply.

  • Marvin John Towler

    A fearless leader is maybe more apt to be a foolish leader whereas a courageous leader is more likely to be a cautious leader.

    • Doesn’t have to be cautious. But, you get my point. 🙂

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      • Marvin John Towler

        I do! And one can be cautious and still be courageous.