A courage deficit exists in organizations. What type of courage remains unclear. (And what is unclear is rarely achieved.)
Urging people to speak up and tell the truth when they see something wrong leaves us woefully short of our potential. Our world possesses enough “rage” in courage already.
There’s a better way: Organizations need people to speak out when they see brilliance. We need more people to say:
-I believe in you.
-Here’s what’s working well.
-This team is amazing.
-This is why I’m so passionate. . .
-You inspire me.
Criticism doesn’t require courage. It’s the act of emphasizing virtues that requires bravery – and which delivers the greatest reward.