Whether it’s on a day to day basis or in times of emergency, organizations constantly look to their leaders for courage in the face of adversity. Courage is the strength to act on the organization’s beliefs and dogma despite what risks one may be facing. When leaders remain steadfast in their adherence to their own principles, they inspire confidence, loyalty and respect from their peers, employees, and clients. In today’s business climate, executives must have the courage to enact corporate governance initiatives that shun excess and uphold the interests of customers, shareholders and employees. Without bold leadership, companies suffer from a lack of strong management, stakeholder trust, and ultimately, real profitability.