You may have come across Brenè Brown, the research professor and New York Times bestselling author.
I truly love her most recent book, “dare to lead”. It’s the most compelling book on leadership I’ve ever read.
I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say her work on courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy has rocked the worlds of thousands of people—people who want more fulfilment, connection and happiness in their lives.
One of the many thought-provoking things she wrote in ‘dare to lead’ is:
“We desperately need more leaders who are committed to
courageous, wholehearted leadership and who are
self-aware enough to lead from their hearts, rather than
unevolved leaders who lead from hurt and fear.”
When you’re courageous, wholehearted and self-aware, you’ll form trust-filled relationships—and trust-filled relationships do wonders for morale and productivity.
Courageous, wholehearted, self-aware leaders are therefore essential if your business is to be at its best.
Will you remain alert and self-aware so you realise:
—When you’re being fearful, rather than courageous?
—When you’re protecting yourself, rather than being wholehearted?
—When a relationship could be suffering because you’re leading from fear?
—When you could strengthen a relationship by leading from your heart?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on Brene’s thinking—and whether or not you think it’s a game changer in the leadership world.
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For more than 25-years, Carolyn Stevens has helped leaders flourish and become more confident, more courageous and impressively influential (including those who’ve previously struggled to confront difficult situations, let alone persuasively deal with them).
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