Tips on how to be a ‘real’ leader in life and at work

At HR Solver we love the magnificent Dr Brene Brown.

Having not quite read her bestselling new book on leadership yet, we wonder if any of the below will be evaluated more deeply?- We will update this article when we have!

From knowledge of her work to date, we think her top tips on leading in life personally and at work to make us, what she calls a ‘wholehearted’ leader will include;

  1. Be vulnerable- this is when true human connection happens! It can be terrifying if you overthink about what people might see or think, however, this can also keep you stuck.
  2. Have boundaries. Boundaries are good. And Brene Brown’ research concludes that some of the most compassionate people are because they have learned to say no.
  3. Be brave, be authentic.
  4. Sympathy helps no one, but being empathetic and putting the other person’s shoes on your feet, to see things from their perspective, is when true connection and empathy happens.
  5. Often it is just too easy for us to hide behind our own issues. Brene Brown suggests ‘Blame’ is just an equation for Discomfort + Pain.
  6. Get comfortable with shame; we all feel it and it’s so powerful. It’s the deep seated fear that we’re just not good enough. Don’t let shame rule over your life.
  7. Take responsibility for your actions in your day to day. You do have a choice.

If you wish to learn more as a first step we encourage you to watch Brene’s excellent first TedTalk.

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