Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown
Courage, vulnerability—these two ways of being in the world relate to leadership at its core.
Brené speaks boldly on topics that we often don’t discuss in the workplace. Yet we all experience fear, discomfort and uncertainty at some point in our careers. That’s when we dare to tap into our authentic selves.
Her chapter on shame and empathy is so insightful, revealing and honest. It highlighted for me a deeper understanding of how ego plays a role in leadership to the detriment of the team.
We all have our blind spots, that when revealed, can leave us feeling shamed, vulnerable and exposed.
It’s not until we receive feedback on how we’re showing up and impacting others that we fully begin to understand our contributions. Being a leader means truly doing what it takes to make a difference in the lives of others.
I’ve used this book as resource in working with teams and groups on vulnerability and being okay to feel it. I recommend you and your colleagues read it, talk about it and embrace it.
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