I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I'll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we'll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.
Brené on Armored versus Daring Leadership, Part 2 of 2
This is Part 2 of our two-part series on daring leadership, where I unpack four more common types of armor that we use to self-protect when we're in fear. These barriers include creating a fitting-in culture versus a belonging culture; fostering a scarcity-based culture versus modeling that we are enough and have enough; leading reactively versus leading strategically; and resisting change versus accepting and embracing change.
Brené on Armored versus Daring Leadership, Part 1 of 2
The greatest barrier to daring leadership is not fear; the greatest barrier is armor, or how we self-protect when we're in fear. This is Part I of a two-part series, where I unpack the most common types of armor, including being a knower versus being a learner, tapping out of hard conversation versus skilling up and leaning in, and using shame and blame to manage others versus using accountability and empathy. Join me for a conversation that includes real examples and actionable strategies about how we can dare to lead.
Brené with Tim Ferriss and Dax Shepard on Podcasting, Daily Practices, and the Long and Winding Path to Healing
It’s a podcasters’ roundtable! In this episode, Tim Ferriss, Dax Shepard, and I talk about everything from preparing for podcasts, parenting, and ping pong, to addiction, trauma, and the long, winding road to healing and wholeness. It’s fun and hard and messy. Everything you’d expect from three people who consider curiosity a way of life.
Brené with Austin Channing Brown on I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Austin Channing Brown’s anti-racism work is critical to changing our world, and her ability to talk about what is good and true about love, about our faith, and about loving each other is transformative. She is a writer, a speaker, and a media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice in America. In this episode, we connect on her book I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, and talk about her online television show, The Next Question.
Glennon Doyle and Brené on Untamed
Strap yourselves in! In this episode, I talk to my dear friend and sister Cheetah, Glennon – author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Untamed. This is an honest conversation about walking away from the lifelong training that keeps us small, quiet, and afraid, and embracing our wild, brave hearts.
Glennon is the author of two #1 New York times bestsellers – Untamed and Love Warrior. She’s the author of the New York Times bestseller, Carry On, Warrior, an activist, and the founder of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy – raising over $25 Million for women, families and children in crisis. She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.
Introducing: Unlocking Us
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A New Vocabulary for Leadership
These recent episodes on armored vs. daring leadership and grounded confidence may have just transformed my life. The amount of wisdom wrapped up in them is breathtaking. More importantly, it is a new vocabulary for us to start talking about leadership! I need to revisit the transcripts and listen again and again! Thank you 💕
1. Don’t know this for sure, but I’m pretty sure Brene switched to Spotify for $$$ and $$$ only. Joe Rogan switched to Spotify and admitted it was because of $$$. Brene...silence.
2. Brene needs to watch “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix. I honestly think the amount of social media she uses has affected her and her work, not to mention being involved in the academia elite’s echo chamber.
3. She has every right to get political on her own podcast, but man does it feel like the “woke” club. She’s not open to discussing nuance at all! I don’t like Trump, and I did vote for Biden because it was the least of two evils for me. However, I know Biden is no savior and has been in this corrupt political game for a long time. Brene won’t acknowledge any of that.
4. I know racism is a reality and that there are racist individuals in our society, I won’t deny that. But to Brene anything and everything is due to white supremacy, again no nuance here. When the horrific attack happened in Atlanta, Brene screamed white supremacy. When the horrific attack happened in Colorado, Brene was silent. There is so much more nuance than MSM and Brene put out to the public, and not only is it damaging, but it’s tearing us apart.
Seriously wanting to anonymously get the episodes about armored verses daring leadership to administration at my agency. Would have to do it anonymously or risk some sort of repercussions, but I appreciate this vision of how to authentically lead and approach problem solving. I guess I wish there were some ideas for those of us who are in the supervised position to advocate for better leadership from our leaders without jeopardizing our jobs! - Signed overworked public sector social worker