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Courage makes change possible. Intellectual courage is necessary to challenge conventional wisdom and imagine new possibilities. Leaders must refuse to accept limits or stop at industry boundaries... Moral courage enables people to stand up for a principle rather than stand on the sidelines...

Lack of courage stymies positive change at all levels. Consider ineffective politicians who shift positions on the basis of polling data, not conviction. Consider all the times people know something is wrong—and suspect others do, too—but don’t speak up. Consider personal sins of omission: Not offering thanks, praise, or feedback that could strengthen relationships.

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