Leadership requires a leap.
Much about leadership can be taught and gradually learned. But because leadership requires decisive action at critical junctures, you will encounter moments when you must leap. No half-steps.
Inevitably the moment will come when you must step up, step out, grab the microphone, make the bold move, stand your ground, say no, say yes, throw the ball, make the purchase, send the email, wave goodbye…
There’s no middle ground, no transition.
And there’s little training for these moments. It’s hard to practice a game-time decision. It’s hard to plan for an unplanned moment. So often you must simply leap. If you’re well-prepared the leap may be smaller, but you will need to leap nonetheless.
In these moments, character leads the way.