Change impacts freedoms, equality and rights. Even if a leader is not on the world stage, bravery can inspire everyone in the realm of influence of your leadership.
1. Look around. Take the time to look around on your commute to work, as you jog in the park or sit in the airport. Do you see someone who needs help? Practice going out of your way to help those in need. Is there a particular cause that interests you? Consider volunteering to see firsthand how your service can bring awareness to an issue. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2. Stand up. Brave leaders stand up others. Bravery doesn’t sit quietly in the background. Bravery stands up for the oppressed, the hurting, and the neglected in society. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
3. Speak Out. Bringing awareness to injustice or inequality, whether in our nation or in our organization, is not easy, but choosing to speak out on such issues stretches the courageous muscles of bravery. By speaking out, a leader imparts knowledge and awareness to causes that may be overlooked in by those who have the ability to change them. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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