Courage is an important asset to the leader. However, there is a rare form of courage, more subtle and less obvious than the typical expression. It is not necessarily the courage to stand against external threats. It is the courage to be thoroughly misunderstood, even by those who know you the most. The first form of courage wins the respect of all, even your enemies. The second form of courage goes unnoticed, unrewarded, except for the results it produces. The first is noble; the second is subtle.