"For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control"—2 Timothy 1:7
Without God, courageous leadership is possible, but it's self-directed and self-motivated. And any leadership driven by self-interest will have an impact—often negative. But courageous leadership that originates from Godly motive has mysterious "power, love, and self-control." The difference is noticeable when self-interest is subdued. You've probably witnessed this mystery at some point.
Brother, you can know the courage of Abraham as he prepared to sacrifice his son on Mt. Moriah. You can know the courage of David as he ran to meet Goliath in the Valley of Elah. You can know the courage of Paul's contentment in any circumstance. But it's only possible when our motives are subservient to the "Spirit."
DO THIS: Lead with courage, but be courageously led by the Spirit.
PRAYER: God, as a subject and servant may I lead with courage today.