Thank you for this post on Courage. It reminded me of an article I read Power to Change: A conversation with Bernard M. Bass. Bass was asked if he could give one piece of advice to leaders in organizations today? Bass indicated that leaders need to recognize their responsibility and not shirk their authority to move their followers and to articulate for their followers rules that are of mutual interest. It takes courage and a willingness to stick your neck out and take the unpopular position from time to time. And courage is one of the elements of a transformational leader. He goes on to ask the question… How do you distinguish between courage and being foolhardy?