Leadership Minute: Take Your Stand


You cannot run away from weakness; you must sometime fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?” –Robert Louis Stevenson

As leaders we know this to be true; some days are just tough. It’s called life. But like most obstacles we face, a great deal of the struggle is with our attitudes. We struggle to say optimistic. Optimism does not prevent difficulties or make you immune from them. It does, however, empower you to face difficulties with a confidence that gives you an advantage in overcoming them. Now is the time to rise up with courage and fight the good fight. Your circumstances do not define you as a leader. Your struggles are not meant to overtake you. Stand up. Be strong. Lead with courage!


About dougdickerson

I am Certified Leadership Trainer, author, columnist, and speaker. Husband to Alicia, father to Katelyn and Kara, and "Pop" to terrific grandson Tyson. I am an avid photographer, love the outdoors, and like to travel. I'm passionate about sharing my leadership insights and helping people reach their full potential.
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2 Responses to Leadership Minute: Take Your Stand

  1. Great post! So true 🙂


  2. lizstincelli says:

    Great post, Doug. It is also important to remember that those who respect us and our position will mirror our attitude. Putting forth a positive and optimistic face goes a long way in maintaining good morale.


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