Gen Dempsey: Moral Courage Important to Leadership

A senior military leader has again listed “moral courage” as an attribute of a good leader. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Marty Dempsey said

While physical courage is important, just as important is moral courage, he said. “Do the right thing when nobody’s looking,” he said.

In some cases, that could be written “Do the right thing when people are looking.” Taking the harder right over the easier wrong can be difficult for leaders under pressure about appearances.

Isn’t it?