The Value of Moral Courage

On a day of respect for one of America’s most influential leaders, it’s important to take Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s courageous words into action. Moral courage is an important trait for leaders to have – especially in our businesses.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

Getting ahead, whether it be monetarily or in competition, is one major way we see moral codes jeopardized. When aspiring to the top of your field, whether it be recruiting or sales etc, it can often be achieved by conniving tactics others have gotten away with. While the moral righteousness Dr. King called us to achieve may not always be the easiest route, doing what is right stands for confidence, conviction, and morals– all things that should never be jeopardized for the status and approval of others.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

No life plan goes accordingly, especially a business plan. Understanding that hills and valleys are to be expected, not feared, is part of the journey. Embodying faith in your plan and even yourself is not always easy, especially if others aren’t behind you, like Dr. King experienced with many fellow Americans. But to have faith takes courage, along with a solid foundation of personal morals for your journey. They will be tested, as will your business plan, but both can come out on top.

“Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated.”

The types of behavior you allow at your company says a lot about you, the business owner or the executive. Dr. King’s was certainly a man of who exhibited a strong amount of moral courage and his statement here resonates with many office workers. How many times have we seen a colleague’s lack of ethics in their personal life? How many times have we seen it cross over to their professional life? While we cannot convince each employee to have a replica of our own moral code, we can stand up for the behavior that reflects it. This is a vital aspect for a growing and successful company. No exemplary employee wants to work alongside someone they deem morally corrupt. And who then will want their business?

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