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Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

Vulnerability and Leadership

Michael Krauss

Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

A new book from Brené Brown suggests vulnerability is at the core of daring leadership

Are leaders allowed to show vulnerability and weakness? Or is it best to always present an armored posture on behalf of the enterprise?

In her latest book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., author Brené Brown suggests the key to successful leadership is a willingness to share vulnerability, which builds trust while letting us lead during disruptive and challenging times. From digital technology disruption to globalization and geopolitical disruption, leadership isn’t getting any easier.

With that as context, Brown asks, “What, if anything, about the way people are leading today needs to change in order for our leaders to be successful in a complex, rapidly changing environment where we’re faced with seemingly intractable challenges and an insatiable demand for innovation?”

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Michael Krauss

Michael Krauss is president of Market Strategy Group based in Chicago.