Episode from the podcastDiana Kander: Professional AF

Dare to Lead From Brene Brown with Candy Smith

Released Monday, 16th December 2019
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Today, I'm discussing Brene Brown's book Dare to Lead with my therapist Candy Smith.

You remember Candy from earlier this season when we talked about shame. (incredible episode, if you haven't heard it, you've got to make that your next listen) Candy has been a licensed therapist for several decades. She specializes in working with adults, and children with trauma. That's how I met her. And every time I talk to her, I wish I had a pen and paper handy to write down her insights.

In Dare to Lead, Brene teaches us that leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It’s about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage. The world is desperate for braver leaders. It’s time for all of us to step up. Brene has written the ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures.

And today, Candy and I are going to dive deep into the work and discuss:
  • The connection between courage and vulnerability in the workplace
  • How our time management sabotages our courage and creativity
  • How "failure is not an option" and "culture of excellence" only increases risk inside of an organization, and
  • Candy defines pronking and tells us why it's the best way for a leader to introduce courage and vulnerability to their team. 
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