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Brave work. Tough conversations. Whole hearts.

Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage building program for leaders and organizations. Courage and vulnerability are the birthplace of innovation, creativity, trust, accountability, hard conversations, and ethical decision making. Integrity is choosing courage over comfort: choosing what’s right over what’s fun, fast or easy and practicing our values. Courage is Contagious. It only takes a critical mass of brave leaders to change a culture. In order to scale daring leadership and build courage in teams and organizations, we have to cultivate a culture in which brave work, tough conversations, and whole hearts are the expectation, and armor is not necessary or rewarded.

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 in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. - Brené Brown

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