Boldness, Courage, and Confidence in Leadership

Boldness, Courage, and Confidence in Leadership

Boldness in leadership implies breaking out of the status quo.

You can be bold without fear.
Boldness with fear is courage.
Boldness without fear is confidence.

There is no courage without fear. Boldness overcomes fear.

There is no confidence without boldness. If you don’t try new things and boldly face fears, you never build real confidence.

When we look at people who we consider bold, we see two kinds of boldness. There are those who are bold because they set out to do something they have never done before, or perhaps no one has done before. And there are those who are bold because they set out to do something they or others have done before, but in a new context – in a way or place or organization that it has never been done. The first kind of boldness takes courage. The second kind takes confidence.

We need both types of leaders. Boldly courageous leaders blazing the trail. And boldly confident leaders pushing ideas and strategies into new contexts.

But in either case, boldness implies breaking out of the status quo.

What do you think? When it comes to your leadership, do you tend to be boldly courageous or boldly confident?