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From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom by Navi Radjou, Prasad Kaipa

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Conclusion

Fortitude is courage under fire. You need the right kind of fortitude to make ongoing determinations about decisions you have already made so you know when to stick to a decision and when to revise or reverse it. When the environment is stable, smart leaders demonstrate fortitude in successfully executing on any decision that has been made before. But when the context becomes more complex and the decision itself has to be revisited often, functional smart leaders generally struggle to take responsibility for making a change. Business smart leaders are more willing to revisit prior decisions during their execution as long as they believe such a change would yield personal rewards or recognition.

Wise leaders demonstrate flexible fortitude: ...

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