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Brené Brown Netflix special to air before she tours Down Under

Dare to Lead author Brené Brown’s Netflix doco to air in Australia April 19

Uncomfortable subject in Dare to Lead author's Netflix special    

New York times bestselling author of Daring Greatly, Rising Strong at Work and Dare to Lead, Brené Brown, will discuss an important but uncomfortable subject in an hour-long original special for Netflix, to screen here on April 19.

The famous TED talk sensation will explore what it takes to choose courage over comfort, in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.
But, Brené Brown's humour will be on show

“Featuring her trademark humour, honesty, and insight, Brown dispels the misconception that courage and vulnerability are mutually exclusive,” the website wrote.

With more than 38 million views for her TED talk The Power of Vulnerability, the research professor is considered a world expert on the topics of vulnerability, shame, bravery and emotional safety.

Brené will speak to business leaders in Australia

Brené will conduct a half-day seminar for The Growth Faculty in Sydney on June 31, and in Melbourne on August 2.  The talk will be especially relevant to leaders, with an exploration of the results of her seven year study into the future of leadership.
Netflix says its special, filmed before a live audience at UCLA’s Royce Hall, will show Dr Brown discussing her research, and also the origins of her famous TED talk, and what she learned from the sudden publicity.

Netflix special follows Brené Brown's success

Brené Brown: The Call to Courage special challenges the viewer to show up, step into the arena, and answer their own call to courage.

Brown’s most recent book Dare to Lead  also discusses courage, in particular, she discusses the traits and behaviours around so-called armoured leadership versus daring leadership.

Are you leading with armour on? Brené Brown's list of traits to watch out for

Brown describes Armoured Leadership as including traits such as driving perfectionism, fostering a fear of failure, hiding behind cynicism, using criticism as self-protection, weaponising fear and uncertainty, tolerating discrimination and a ‘fitting in culture’.

Daring Leadership included being a learner, practising gratitude, modelling self-compassion, straight talking, setting boundaries, and normalising collective fear and uncertainty.

Showing your team your emotions could be key, says Brené Brown

In Dare to Lead,  Brené Brown says vulnerability is not about winning or losing, it’s about having the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome.  She says this could mean surfacing emotions and emotional experiences with your team. And that requires being vulnerable.

She says vulnerability is not a weakness, but it does make leaders feel anxious, uncertain, and wanting to protect themselves.  

Brené says leaders must attend to fears and feelings

“Daring leadership is ultimately about serving other people, not ourselves. That’s why we choose courage,” she writes in Dare to Lead.

She goes on to say that leaders must attend to fears and feelings, otherwise they will spend time managing ineffective and unproductive behaviour.

“We must find the courage to get curious. After the third one-on-one addressing the same issue, it’s easy to make up the story that this person is being difficult or even testing us. But, what I’ve found…is that we haven’t gone deep enough.”

Brené Brown: The Call to Courage airs on Netflix in Australia on April 19.

Her seminars for The Growth Faculty will follow not long after, in Sydney on June 31, and in Melbourne on August 2.
Tickets are selling fast to The Growth Faculty July 2019 event with Dr Brené Brown. Dr Brown is a research professor who has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers. Brené's TED talk, The Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 38 million downloads. For more information on this event and bookings, click here. 

Members of The Growth Faculty receive discounts to events, as well as accessing a library of great ideas through interviews with bestselling international authors. To become a member, 
click here.