Taking Off the Armor: Brené Brown on How Pain Leads to Bravery
When you hear the term “leadership expert,” you probably picture someone with an artificially large smile pacing around on a stage while dropping phrases like “synergy” and “There’s no I in team.” But this is decidedly not the case with Brené Brown, a born-and-raised Texan with a warm smile and a fiery wit. Although Brown’s latest book, Dare to Lead, has spent 33 weeks at the number one spot on the New York Times’ Bestseller list in the business category, she’s far from a corporate type.
A research professor at the University of Houston, Brown has spent much of her career studying shame, guilt, empathy, vulnerability, courage and how they affect the way we show up in our daily lives, and most recently, how they affect leadership. But it’s not just her research that people can’t get enough of — it’s her radical candor and powerful storytelling. Whether you’re watching her in person, in her viral Ted Talk or in her latest… Read More