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Courage is rarely impulsive

“Courage, contrary to the common view, is rarely impulsive. It involves both preparation and consideration sometimes taking seconds, at other times years. True courage is not a foolhardy going against the grain coupled with a strident unwillingness to learn. It is an educated calculation of the odds backed by exceptional preparation aimed at achieving an admirable, highly salient goal.”
Kathleen Reardon from her article on “The Huffington Post

Read her full article called “Courage as a Skill” in the January 2007 Harvard Business Review.

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