Our world is desperate for braver leaders.
Are you ready to step up?
If you believe the time has come for you to help co-create a more courageous culture in your organization, then welcome to the arena of Daring Leadership.
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals. Courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. Delivered through workshops, trainings and coaching, this program helps individuals, teams and organizations to move from armoured leadership to daring leadership.
In the early stages of Brene’s 7-year study on brave leadership, she thought the biggest barrier to Daring Leadership was fear, but it’s not.
Her research showed that the biggest barrier to Daring Leadership is armour! The way we protect ourselves, the way we close ourselves off when we feel uncertain, attacked, criticized, at risk. It’s our armour that gets in the way, not our fear.
Our fear is normal ~ we can be brave and afraid at the same time; we just can’t be brave and armoured at the same time. Daring Leaders don’t self-protect in ways that push people away, hurt, shame, belittle, or move them out of their strengths.
What’s your armour? AND, how is it getting in the way of:
- giving and receiving feedback
- setting boundaries and addressing trust issues
- holding yourself and others accountable
- being a learner and getting it right (instead of being a knower and being right)
- rumbling over hard topics, in service of cultivating commitment and shared purpose.
What’s the armour you need to mindfully put down so you can step into the arena of vulnerability and courage?
And what’s the cave you need to enter that holds the treasure you seek?
Here’s what I know for sure ~
We can’t both serve people, AND control and manipulate their behavior in a way that makes us feel safe, and better about ourselves.
Daring Leadership is ultimately about serving others, not ourselves.