One key way we are building our culture is through monthly book reads as a team. Each book is carefully selected and many have been discovered through our clients (thanks everyone!)
This past month we dug into Brené Brown’s most recent book – Dare To Lead – The ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures.
So much of her work resonates with ours and we found affirmation for our values and approach while also discovering tangible practices to build into our micro-moments as a team: Healthy rumbling, gratitude, “painting done” and kind humor to name a few!
What struck us most is the theme of humanity that came through in every story and practice. Our mantra is people first and everything else second. Daring leadership is centered on the power of bringing human connection to the forefront in our actions within our team and in our work with clients and partners. We are all people, people. Let’s speak, act and connect from a foundation of common humanity.
“To scale daring leadership and build courage in teams and organizations, we have to cultivate a culture in which brave work, tough conversations, and whole hearts are the expectation, and armor is not necessary or rewarded. We have to be vigilant about creating a culture in which people feel safe, seen, heard, and respected.”
Thank you, Brené, for providing a play book for us to continue leaning into as we seek to embrace courage in our culture, our work and in our lives. And thanks to AG Collaborative for the book recommendation!
We would love to hear from any of you who have read her work and are applying it in your work, life and leadership. Drop us a line, or better yet – let’s grab a beer and chat in person.