The author recounts her struggles with vulnerability, first by unpacking how her upbringing as a fifth-generation Texan raised her to try and avoid it at all costs. She tried various personalities and strategies, all with the aim of keeping everybody at a safe distance. For her research, she studied how human connections worked, but her field of study was inadvertently shifted when, in studying important relationships, her research participants kept telling her about their heartbreaks and shame. She then spent six years developing a theory about shame.
"Dr. Brown went on to write a book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, arent, and Lead" in 2012, which ushered the term into popular culture. Her stated aim was to start a global conversation about vulnerability."I've been very strategic and tenacious around this goal, I guess. It wasn't accidental," she said."
Using real-world inspirational examples from Marriott, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, LinkedIn, and many more, The Mind of the Leader shows how this new kind of leadership turns conventional leadership thinking upside down. It represents a radical redefinition of what it takes to be an effective leader--and a practical, hard-nosed solution to
The Summary of Agile Leadership: A Leader’s Guide to Orchestrating Agile Strategy, Product Quality and IT Governance by Tony Adams presents the philosophy behind Agile Framework for software development. The author, Tony Adams, consciously and clearly illustrates how to use the framework. He discusses how to assure product quality while aiming
This is a classic book that delves into the nifty gritty that is involved in leadership. Being a book that is an update of its previous editions, it is a modern approach that includes the modern leadership methods and the attributes that a leader requires to be successful in the 21st
Whenever we use the term Life Planning, people get it. Everyone recognizes the value of the concept–even if they’ve never really considered it before. We may plan for the next year’s vacation, our children’s college education, or our own retirement. But for some strange reason, it never occurs to us to
Worrying about scarcity is our culture’s version of post-traumatic stress. It happens when you’ve been through too much, and rather than coming together to heal (which requires vulnerability), we’re angry and scared and at each other’s throats.
I define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. With that definition in mind, let’s think about love. Waking up every day and loving someone who may or may not love us back, whose safety we can’t ensure, who may stay in our lives or may leave without a moment’s notice, who may be loyal to the day they die or betray us tomorrow — that’s vulnerability.
We judge people in areas where we’re vulnerable to shame, especially picking folks who are doing worse than we’re doing.
We’re hard on each other because we’re using each other as a launching pad out of our own perceived deficiency.
Raising children who are hopeful and who have the courage to be vulnerable means stepping back and letting them experience disappointment, deal with conflict, learn how to assert themselves, and have the opportunity to fail.
If we’re always following our children into the arena, hushing the critics, and assuring their victory, they’ll never learn that they have the ability to dare greatly on their own.
While vulnerability is the birthplace of many of the fulfilling experiences we long for—love, belonging, joy, creativity, and trust, to name a few—the process of regaining our emotional footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Rising strong after a fall is
A leader is a person who notices the strengths in others and has enough courage to nurture it and ensure that it grows. Unfortunately, there are not many of these people around nowadays although many have the potential. They just need a push of courage and that is what this summary
For over a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you.
In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new