It seems like it’s rare for boldness to be explicitly encouraged or celebrated in organisations.
What if boldness were an explicit value of the civil service?
Janet Hughes

I think you are spot on with this piece Janet. One organisation which has explicitly encouraged boldness is O2, whose values are “Bold, Open, Trusted, Clear”. When I worked there (2010–14) I found that having boldness as a stated value went some way towards giving people ‘permission’ to show some of the behaviours you’re talking about.

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