I recently read Dare to Lead, written by Brené Brown, who is a vulnerability researcher. Daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100% teachable, observable, and measurable. The foundational skill set of courage-building is “rumbling with vulnerability.” Once we have built these rumbling skills, we can move on to the other three skill sets: Living into Our Values, Braving Trust, and Learning to Rise. Our ability to be daring leaders will never be greater than our capacity for vulnerability.
I often meet managers who are struggling with building trust or rebuild lost trust. I found the ‘BRAVING’ acronym from Brené Brown quiet interesting to open the field.
It represents seven behaviours that combine to building trust:
Boundaries – Set clear boundaries and respect other people’s limits.
Reliability – Follow through on promises and commitments.
Accountability – Acknowledge your mistakes, apologize and, if possible, remedy the situation.
Vault – Keep confidences, as if you’re placing them inside a vault.
Integrity – Choose what’s right over the easy way out. Converting values into behaviours is integrity in action.
Non-judgmental behaviour– When people compare themselves to others and find the other person lacking, they’re quick to judge. People fear the judgment of others when they need help. Asking for what you need is a strength, not a weakness.
Generosity – Give others the benefit of the doubt. Before you trust other people without reservation, practice trusting yourself.
For those who want to develop an authentic leadership Brené brings a clear path to reach it.
Bron : Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.Random House, Brené Brown, 2018 ISBN-10: 8925598914