20. Dalia Feldheim
Organizational Psychologist and Co-founder of Uppiness Edutech
The ability to do something that frightens one. Strength in the face of pain.
Importantly courage is not the absence of fear. Its having fears, reaching into your superpowers and going ahead anyway.
Courage is probably the most misunderstood word In the world of modern leadership. People think it means making tough decisions or walking ahead of the troops; but courage actually comes from the French word coeur which means heart – because the really courageous leaders are those who lead from the heart – those who put the hearts of their people in the heart of what they do.
As I’ve written in Dare to Lead Like a Girl, leaders should connect to their heart when leading. There are tremendous benefits to embracing soft skills that have historically been undervalued:
Leading with purpose – helping your people find their purpose and operate from their strengths and passions
Perspective – helping people reframe failure as a stepping stone to success. Finding win win and overcoming limiting beliefs
Power up – listening to the physical heart- taking care of sleep food exercise and meditation