Five Requirements to Become a Fearless Leader

“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.”

~ Harold Geneen

Five Requirements to Become a Fearless Leader

By Dr. Loretta Malandro

  1. Take 100% accountability and act as an owner.
  2. Take a bold stand and act decisively.
  3. Be courageous and openly discuss your blind spots.
  4. Build committed partnerships to achieve business results.
  5. Be unreasonable and make the tough calls (Malandro, p. 127).

From: Malandro, L.A., (2009). Fearless leadership: how to overcome behavioral blind spots and transform your organization.  New York:  The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Reprinted with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-3114,

Coaching Call To Action

This week consider where you are doing a great job on the list above. Congratulations!  Now consider where you could do an even better job.  What will you do and who will you tell?