Dare to Lead™

This workshop is all about your own leadership self-awareness, identifying your call to courage as a leader and the learning, practice and integration of the four courage skills sets so you can show up authentically in life and leadership. Dare to Lead™ is the ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures. The greatest barrier to daring leadership is not fear; the greatest obstacle is armor – how we self-protect when we feel uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. Learn the skills to move from armored leadership to daring leadership. Daring leaders are self-aware, know how to have hard conversations, hold themselves and others accountable, build trust, lead with empathy and connection, take smart risks that lead to innovation, reset quickly after disappointments and setbacks, and give and receive feedback.

This interactive curriculum is delivered in five, half-day sessions and is based on the research by Brené Brown.

This course comes with a PDF workbook and an Amazon gift card to purchase the Dare to Lead™ book in the version of your choice. You also have access to a series of leadership and personal development assessments and exclusive training videos led by Dr. Brené Brown. At the end of the event, a digital badge is awarded to those who complete 24 hours of course content.

This course may earn a Credly Badge.

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Learning Objectives

Recognize vulnerability as the emotion we feel during times of uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.

  • Explain why courage requires vulnerability.
  • Establish a link between what I learned and behaviors I want to change.
  • Recognize the critical role that self-awareness plays in daring leadership.
  • Give examples to support how armor – not fear –is the greatest obstacle to daring leadership.
  • Identify the four skill sets that make up courage: rumbling with vulnerability, living into our values, BRAVING trust, and learning to rise.
  • Recognize that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are measurable, observable, and teachable.
  • Recognize that vulnerability is the birthplace of many of the behaviors that define daring leadership, including creativity, accountability, and difficult conversations.
  • Give examples of why daring leadership requires showing up for hard conversations and rumbles, including giving and receiving feedback.


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - The Heart of Daring Leadership
  • Permission Slips
  • Container Building
  • 2 - Armored Leadership versus Daring Leadership
  • Call to Courage
  • Assembling Our Armor
  • Building Grounded Confidence to Replace our Armor
  • Aplying the 5Cs
  • 3 - Self-Awareness & Emotional Literacy
  • Developing Emotional Literacy
  • Getting Curious About Emotions
  • Exploring the Iceberg
  • 4 - The Myths of Vulnerability
  • Rumbling with Vulnerability
  • The Six Myths of Vulnerability
  • Exploring Your Arena
  • 5 - Shame Resilience
  • Shame 101
  • Defining Shame
  • The Physiology of Shame
  • Shame Shields
  • How Shame Shows Up in Organizations
  • How Shame Shows up at Work
  • 6 - Empathy and Self-Compassion
  • Attributes of Empathy
  • What Does Empathy Look Like?
  • Empathy Misses
  • Comparative Suffering
  • Self-Compassion
  • Talk to Yourself the Way You Talk to Someone You Love
  • Empathy & Self-Compassion Commitment
  • Supplemental Exercise: Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion Scale
  • Supplemental Exercise: Putting Empathy, Curiosity, and Rumble Tools in Action
  • 7 - Living Into Our Values
  • Living Into Our Values
  • Values Clarification
  • Taking Values from Professing Words to Practicing Behaviors
  • 8 - Grounded Confidence and Rumbling Skills
  • Grounded Confidence and Rumbling Skills
  • Rumble Starters
  • The 5Cs of Strategic Thinking, Decision Making, and Delegation
  • Using the 5Cs
  • Supplemental Exercise – Gritty Faith & Gritty Facts
  • Supplemental Exercise – Horizon Conflict
  • 9 - Engaged Feedback
  • Giving Engaged Feedback
  • Recognizing Defensiveness in Feedback Conversations
  • 10 - BRAVING Trust
  • BRAVING Trust
  • Square Squad
  • Rumbling with Self-Trust
  • Trust with Others
  • Trust on Teams
  • Rumbling with Living BIG
  • 11 - Learning to Rise: The Reckoning
  • Learning to Rise: The Rising Strong Process
  • The Rising Strong Process
  • Getting Emotionally Hooked
  • Offloading Hurt: Barriers to Reckoning with Emotion
  • Strategies for Reckoning with Emotion
  • 12 - The Rumble and The Revolution
  • Writing My SFD
  • The Delta
  • The Revolution: When the Process Becomes a Daily Practice
  • Supplemental Exercise – Reset and Resilience Practices
  • 13 - Integration
  • Dare to Lead Integration Plan
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    Team leaders, managers, executives, and other business and IT professionals who lead others as well as Individual contributors ready for transformational self-development as a leader.

    Dare to Lead™

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    Course Length : Monday - Friday

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