Could being 10% braver lead to your bravo moment?

Women teachers should aim to be '10 per cent braver', suggests Sue Cowley

We often associate “being brave” with going into battle or surviving extreme adversity. But what if we were to redefine it in personal terms, as something that anyone can be?

The phrase “10 per cent braver” came from something my best friend once said to me. She had been on a training course, and the presenter had challenged the delegates by asking: “What would you do today if you were 10 per cent braver?”

The quantity of 10 per cent doesn’t sound difficult or scary. It’s only a tiny jump, not a huge leap over a chasm.

There are many factors that can get in the way of women achieving their ...

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