Courage is an important virtue for leadership. It is critical for leading people, disrupting the status quo and having significant impact.

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But I also think two other virtues, prudence and temperance, are also critical for leadership. Of course, I can easily argue that all the virtues are important! Increasingly, leaders are asking me for help with these areas. This may sound paradoxical to courage, but hear me out.

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Deborah Mills-Scofield

Deborah Mills-Scofield

Deb Mills-Scofield has her own consultancy helping organizations create and implement highly actionable, adaptable, measurable, and profitable innovation-based strategic plans. Deb also is a Partner at Glengary LLC, an early-stage Venture Capital firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Deb has 20+ years of experience in strategic planning, execution and innovation with manufacturing, service and high-technology companies from large global companies to early-stage. She has also been involved in several carve-outs and start-ups, including her own. Find deb on twitter@dscofield or on her website.
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