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Lesson 10: The Four Dimensions of Character

Successful leaders embrace the four dimensions of character.

  1. Authenticity
    • None of us is flawless. Good people do bad things. Smart people do dumb things. Sharing that with others is not weak, it’s authentic.
  2. Self-Management
    • The best guardrails are the decisions you make before you face high-pressure situations. It’s easier to manage yourself if you’ve already made the tough decisions related to your values.
  3. Humility
    • Nobody likes working with a leader who is full of himself or a leader who works for her own benefit.
    • Humility can be developed over time as you accept your weaknesses and give grace to others for theirs.
  4. Courage
    • Courage makes character possible. It empowers us to do what’s right in the face of fear, fatigue, or uncertainty.


If you want to develop the kind of character that will sustain you as a leader, embrace the four dimensions of character.