Chapter 1. WELL OF COURAGE

"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because it is the quality which guarantees all others."

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL(1874–1965)

Carpe Diem! Stand up and be counted! Put your neck on the block! Take the bull by the horns! Grasp the nettle ...

When a subject is as rich in metaphors as courage, there must be lots to learn about it. Given the obvious importance of courage to successful leadership, it is amazing to note how little coverage it receives. There are loads of books about risk avoidance and management and very little about the positive nature of courage. It's like going into a bookshop to buy the Joy of Sex and being told that there is nothing on this subject, but over 20 different books on reducing ...

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