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When you think of some of the greatest leaders in history, they all demonstrated the characteristic of bravery — whether in large or small ways. Bravery comes in many forms. It can simply be taking the first step toward a new idea or perhaps speaking up in a meeting when you believe a project may be going in the wrong direction. One of the most revealing indications of a person’s bravery is how he or she leads in turbulent times. When times are challenging, leaders must get out in front and lead. Bravery requires the ability to identify a situation, understand the need for a potentially difficult or unpopular action, and ultimately choose to lead with boldness. It’s this combination that allows your leadership to demonstrate a level of confidence to those who are following you, no matter the organizational temperature.