The program, intended to inspire attendees to demonstrate leadership and courage in ordinary and extraordinary situations, featured several smart takeaways. Among them, that leadership can be learned, but there are characteristics – integrity, selflessness, excellence, humility, perseverance, courage – many leaders share, and many would-be leaders should have or build within themselves.
In addition, that courage, in the context of leadership, is standing up for what is right even when opposed. Courage comes from purpose. When a leader knows his/her purpose, it’s easier to have courage.
– Alison Bailin, The Arizona 100