Leadership today requires collaboration, teamwork, great interpersonal communications and relationship building skills, among other things. What it boils down to is that today, as never before, we need leaders with the courage to have wholehearted conversations.
I have been reading Brené Brown's wonderful book, “The Gifts of Imperfection” and can’t recommend it highly enough. My kindle copy is full of highlights and notes. A passage about courage particularly resonates with me. The root of “courage” is cor, Latin for “heart.” And in one of its earliest forms the word “courage” meant something very different than it does today. Courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling one’s whole heart.” That’s what this post is about. How to have wholehearted conversations. Continue reading »