Email: 1st time manager & team leader, a woman. Recommend a good read on leadership? (US)
Congratulations & all the best.
Leadership isn’t about titles, status, gender or wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognising the potential in people, has the vision to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t always have the right answers. We just learn to stay curious, creative & ask the right questions. We learn not to see power as finite but infinite when we share it with the team. We learn to lean into our vulnerabilities when it’s necessary to do great work.
Daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear & uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are uniquely human. What can we do better? Empathy, humility & connection to start. Brene Brown found that leaders ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups, family-owned businesses, non-profits to big corporates, all ask the same question. How do we cultivate more daring & inspiring leaders, how do we embed the value of courage & compassion in our culture?
Brown writes, “daring leadership is a collection of 4 skill–sets that’re teachable, observable & measurable. Passion, ability to learn & unlearn, showing up with our whole heart. Easy? No. Worth it? Always.” Dare To Lead – motivational.