This week's Fierce resource was originally published on HBR.org and was written by Kathleen Reardon.
An oldie, but a goodie, Courage as a Skill recognizes the importance of making decisions and having the courage to have the conversations. A timeless skill and a valuable ability, how do you prepare yourself to have the conversations that change your role, your business, or your marriage?
Do you wake up with the courage to have the most difficult conversation about your hairiest business challenge? Why or why not?
"In business, courageous action is really a special kind of calculated risk taking. People who become good leaders have a greater than average willingness to make bold moves, but they strengthen their chances of success—and avoid career suicide—through careful deliberation and preparation."