“Our corporate culture is so ‘nice’ that we never have the tough conversations – which means we never really deal with things. Thanks to this McDonald Graham Dare to Lead™ workshop, I now have the tools I need to clearly and kindly address problems early on, before they become so serious. Plus, I have the confidence to use those tools! Lisa and Julie do a great job of equipping leaders (even conflict-avoidant ones like me!) to give people the feedback they need to perform at their best.”
The statement above is just one example of the gratifying comments we received last month following a two-day Dare to Lead™ program — held in-person and Covid-safe. Participants said our interactive exercises and in-depth feedback helped them become more courageous leaders – leaders who initiate difficult conversations, ask clarifying questions, make the best decision (even when it’s unpopular), and act in accordance with their values (even when it’s hard to do so).
We were selected and trained by Brené Brown as Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators, and we are honored to have the opportunity to share insights and tools from Brene’s ongoing research and curriculum. The four foundational skillsets for courageous leadership include:
- Rumbling with Vulnerability
- Living into Our Values
- Braving Trust
- Learning to Rise
These skillsets provide leaders with the solid grounding they need to manage uncertainty and change, drive innovation, and lead people through discomfort.