“What we are ethically called to do is create a safespace in our schools and classrooms where allstudents can walk in and, for that day or hour, takeoff the crushing weight of their armor, hang it ona rack, and open their heart to truly be seen.”– Brené Brown

Dare to Lead™ informed by the Research of Dr. Brené Brown

This is a CALL to all daring leaders, employers, employees and citizens!  It’s time for:  Brave work. Tough conversations. Whole hearts.

In March 2019, Julia Kerr Henkel attended the first Dare to Lead™ certificate training with Brené Brown herself. Julia is now one of three fully Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators on the African continent.

What a privilege and a pleasure to learn directly from the source of this rich and relevant research. Everyone asks what is she like? Brené is the real deal: genuine, authentic, humorous, rigorous in her approach and not remotely interested in being placed on a pedestal – our kind of inspiring teacher and role model.

About The Dare to Lead™ Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organisational development professionals.

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of ImperfectionDaring GreatlyRising StrongBraving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weeklylists.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings and coaching to help individuals, teams and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead program – in whatever format this is packaged – will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put a Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

For detailed information about the curriculum and how to package this program for your organisation and audience – contact Julia today.

Further information is also available at https://daretolead.brenebrown.com

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Dare to Lead™ informed by the Research of Dr. Brené Brown

This is a CALL to all daring leaders, employers, employees and citizens!  It’s time for:  Brave work. Tough conversations. Whole hearts.

In March 2019, Julia Kerr Henkel attended the first Dare to Lead™ certificate training with Brené Brown herself. Julia is now one of three fully Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators on the African continent.

What a privilege and a pleasure to learn directly from the source of this rich and relevant research. Everyone asks what is she like? Brené is the real deal: genuine, authentic, humorous, rigorous in her approach and not remotely interested in being placed on a pedestal – our kind of inspiring teacher and role model.

About The Dare to Lead™ Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organisational development professionals.

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of ImperfectionDaring GreatlyRising StrongBraving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weeklylists.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings and coaching to help individuals, teams and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead program – in whatever format this is packaged – will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put a Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

For detailed information about the curriculum and how to package this program for your organisation and audience – contact Julia today.

Further information is also available at https://daretolead.brenebrown.com

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Brought to you by Lumminos and based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be run in organisations by certified professional coaches and organisational development professionals.

This is a CALL to all daring leaders, employers, employees and citizens!  It's time for:  Brave work. Tough conversations.

In March 2019, Julia Kerr Henkel attended the first Dare to Lead™ certificate training with Brené Brown in San Antonio, Texas. Yeehaa y’all! Julia is now one of three fully Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators on the African continent!

What a privilege and a pleasure to learn directly from the source of this rich and relevant research. Everyone asks what is she like? Brené is the real deal: genuine, authentic, humorous, rigorous in her approach and not remotely interested in being placed on a pedestal – our kind of inspiring teacher and role model.

About The Dare to Lead™ Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organisational development professionals.

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weeklylists.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings and coaching to help individuals, teams and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead™ program – in whatever format this is packaged – will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put a Dare to Lead™ Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

For detailed information about the curriculum and how to package this program for your organisation and audience – contact Julia today.

Further information is also available at https://daretolead.brenebrown.com

Download Brochure

Courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, observable and measurable.

So, how do you dare to lead?

Dare to Lead™ is a customisable curriculum for scaling courage in your organisation, school or community. There are four key skillsets to courage-building that can be taught, observed and measured:

  1. Rumbling with Vulnerability

  2. Living into your Values

  3. BRAVING Trust

  4. Learning to Rise

WHY IS THIS WORK RELEVANT IN BUSINESS?

Brené’s grounded theory research over 20 years gathering and analysing 400,000 pieces of data across global industries, countries and companies reveals that the number one trigger of shame for men and women in the workplace today is the fear of irrelevance. Do I have what it takes? Will I have a role to play in this new world of work where restructuring is the norm and terms are bandied about like AI (artifical intelligence), machine learning, biotechnology, new age banking, BEE, agile processing, the 4th industrial revolution, D-VUCA-D? What do these terms really mean for me? These are some of the current, increasingly asked and often not voiced questions. These questions make us feel uncertainty, at risk and potentially emotionally exposed – the research’s very definition of vulnerability. We live and work in a vulnerable-making world.

The most significant finding from brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, observable and measurable.

Many believe or were taught growing up that to be vulnerable is to be weak or to gush out all of our messiest emotional feelings. The research shows that vulnerability is defined as the feeling we all experience when faced with uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. Vulnerability is hard, embrace it, because its also the birthplace of courage, connection, creativity and innovation.
To be brave involves putting yourself out there, daring greatly, with no guarantees. Without the skills to be courageous and resilient no individual, team or organisation will be relevant in the new world of work nor will they truly innovate – the very nature of which involves going to new edges, taking risks, falling short and failing, learning from mistakes, getting back up, rising strong and going forward again – and without these skills, their number 1 fear will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

IN WHAT CONTEXTS ARE COMPANIES APPLYING THIS WORK?

  • As the first or early module in leadership and team development curriculums (in-house or Lumminos designed)
  • Interventions with leadership exco’s, senior management and in-tact teams
  • Organisation-wide culture development
  • Project teams with specific mandates eg: Culture, Innovation, Disruption, FinTech and Change Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion forums
  • Teams needing to develop resilience ie: signs of burnout, poor interpersonal dynamics, low energy and slipping deadlines
  • Skills development for new managers and team leaders
  • Upskilling company’s internal coaches, mentors and Human Capital business partners
  • Keynote inspirational address at conferences or staff engagement sessions
  • Business school students eg: MBA participants, professional coaches and OD consultants
  • One-to-one coaching
  • Offsite residential retreats

KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR ROLLOUT

  • The Dare to Lead™ Curriculum can be segmented and introduced as part of any existing program ie: it serves the purpose of being both the primer and base coat for any project, learning, leadership team initiative as the work names and pre-empts the behaviours which will no doubt emerge in the rollout and the skills and techniques needed to deal these when (not if) they show up – ensuring greater chances of stickiness and overall success.
  • There are pro’s and con’s to having mixed groups or in-tact teams in a room – the best approach will be agreed with you, the team leader and or human capital business partners.
  • All options offer a blend of learning styles – keynote, teach pieces, interactive workshopping, reflection and activities. The Dare to Lead full curriculum combines videos, in-person facilitation, and exercises.
  • The objective is to create a safe, inspiring, humour-filled and yet challenging environment for all who participate – we’re talking about being brave here people!
  • All full day options include training workbooks, support materials, viewing of Brené Brown video footage not available to the public, online evaluation and certification of training.
  • Those that complete the full 16-hour curriculum also receive an approved badge to be used on their LinkedIn profiles highlighting they have been Dare to Lead Trained in the 4 skill sets (this is not the same as being DtL ‘certified’).
  • If co-facilitation is required in a group/team session, at least one of these facilitators needs to be a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.

Vulnerability is the feeling we all experience when faced with uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure