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Pre-Conference Session

  • August 10, 2020
  • Hard Rock - Tulsa


Daring Leadership is the Future of Leadership

You may be familiar with the research and work of Dr. Brené Brown, and now you’re ready to explore the work in your own leadership or as part of your organizational vision of leaders with well-developed skills around courage, a future of daring leadership.

As a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, I’ll support you in this one-day focused approach to courage-building skills, moving from armored leadership to daring leadership. Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to support leader agility, team effectiveness and culture change. Her research with 150 leaders, work done over 20 years, compiling hundreds of thousands of pieces of data answered the question, “What is the future of leadership?” with a resounding response of, “Bravery and courage!” The need for braver leaders grows every day!

Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. That’s right. Skillsets. Teachable, observable, and measurable.

Ready to spend a fast-paced day on the skillsets? You’ll leave with new approaches, ideas for additional independent learning, and a perfect start to your conference experience.

Accelerated Leadership Experience Objectives

  • ·         Understand why vulnerability (uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure) is the foundational skillset of courage
  • ·         Articulate the definition of a leader as someone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people or processes and has the courage to develop that potential
  • ·         Determine your call to courage as a leader.
  • ·         Identifying the four skill sets that make up courage: rumbling with vulnerability, living into our values, BRAVING trust, and learning to rise.
  • ·         Understanding that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are measurable, observable, and teachable.
  • ·         Understanding the critical role that self-awareness plays in daring leadership.
  • ·         Recognize the importance of emotional literacy for effective communication and connection.
  • ·         Understanding that armor – not fear – is the greatest obstacle to daring leadership
  • ·         Recognizing that vulnerability is the birthplace of many of the behaviors that define daring leadership including creativity, accountability, and difficult conversations.
  • ·         Identify your core values and the behaviors that support these values so you can learn to recognize when you are acting from a place of integrity (and when you are not).
  • ·         Recognizing that daring leadership requires showing up for hard conversations and rumbles, including giving and receiving feedback.
  • ·         Learn how to use the BRAVING inventory as a way of understanding and discussing the elements of trust: Boundaries, Reliability, Accountability, Vault, Integrity, Nonjudgment, and Generosity


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