Wisdom from Brene Brown

Brene Brown has a new Netflix Special, The Call To Courage.
If you don’t know who Brene Brown is … have you been living under a rock?

Brene studies vulnerability, courage and shame and is on a mission to help people understand the power of vulnerability. Her definition of vulnerability is when we are willing to try not knowing what the outcome will be.

We are vulnerable when we decide to have a tough conversation, when we share our mistakes & apologize, when we make a sales call or present our ideas.
In all of those situations you don’t know the outcome & it takes courage & vulnerability to try.

In Brene’s special she had two lines that hit me and I think they are worth sharing & exploring.

  1. “We talk about people, but we don’t really talk to people”
    – I often talk to leaders about conversational leadership and how leaders need to talk with their people and not at them. I’m a big believer in the power of real conversations and their ability to transform relationships.
  2. “It’s your job to learn, it’s not anyone else’s job to teach you.”
    – We need to take responsibility. Be proactive. If it’s going to be – it’s up to me. That attitude will change everything
    Brene Brown’s work is phenomenal. If you aren’t familiar with her work – check it out.



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