Principles for Success: Boldness
Boldness is the confidence and courage to do what is right regardless of the circumstances or others’ opinions. Bold
people are determined, initiating and self-assured. They are seen as leaders. “Nice” people often hold back, leaving the bold statements and actions to the ones least capable of leading well.
Developing appropriate boldness will empower you to be an effective team member and a strong, capable leader. Being bold helps you communicate effectively, persuade powerfully and share ideas.
Without boldness, your valuable input will not be heard. Not speaking up lowers your value to the team and can be discouraging to those who try to move the team forward. Appropriate boldness will allow you to have stronger relationships, more possibilities and increased likelihood of making a difference.
Check out the following list of Do’s and Don’ts of bold people.