The word “leader” has long conjured an image of a stoic warrior on a battlefield. He has a strong jaw and a stiff upper lip. His armoring is impenetrable. He is ready to attack or defend.
While this vision offers much to be admired and will probably always be an element of leadership, the paradigm is shifting. There is a call for integration of additional qualities, with terms like “compassionate”, “authentic”, and “emotionally resonant” taking hold in the leadership lexicon. Brené Brown, in her viral 2010 TED talk, brought an even more challenging word into the conversation: vulnerability.Read More