How do Senior Leaders Describe their Experiences with Vulnerability?

In this blog post, I’m sharing with you some of the results from my PhD dissertation, entitled, “Senior Leaders' Experiences With Vulnerability: A Multiple Case Study”, to show you the place of vulnerability in leadership and its impact in professional settings. The leaders in this study, whose names have been altered to protect their identity, [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s More Important for Authentic Leadership? Leadership Values or Vulnerability?

Bernard Bass (2008) writes, “Successful leaders share values with those they lead” (p. 197). Unintentionally, the author has identified an aspect of the problem: leaders who model immaturity and limited self-awareness breed immature and unconscious values in their followers. Conversely, many leaders attempt to manipulate their followers by researching their values, and pretending to share [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Values

Bernard Bass (2008), in his Handbook of Leadership, suggests that leadership values depend on occupational and societal influences and that the differences in values “range from education to nationality” (p. 197). There is little suggestion in the text, though, that personal and family history is important in the formulation or the transformation of leadership values. [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Authentic Leadership

Traits are based on individual differences between people. Considerable research exists related to leadership traits. This blog post will focus on traits that correlate to successful authentic leadership in the areas of emotional intelligence (EI), creativity, and confidence. In a study of executive leaders of major organizational change initiatives, Petran (2008) discovered that emotional intelligence [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Transformational Leadership Theory

Transformational leadership theory is accepted in academia as legitimate due to sufficient research data. Bass (1994) distinguishes four factors that characterize this theory including: idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration. Transformational leaders integrate creative insight, persistence and energy, intuition and sensitivity to the needs of others to "forge the strategy culture alloy" [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s the Difference Between Transactional Leadership and Transformational Leadership?

Leaders operate in many different capacities. Bass (2008) describes the evolution of identifying leadership functions from early simplifications such as “planners”, “organizers” and “controllers” to descriptions that include over 66 leadership roles. Tom Peters (2003) concludes his bold writing on leadership excellence with 50 functions that leaders fulfill. Leadership styles are equally diverse. Bass (2008) [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Upcoming Vulnerability Event at Infinite Recovery Healing Arts Center

Wednesday, Nov 16th 11:30 – Networking/Lunch Location:  Infinite Recovery Healing Arts Center 7517 Cameron Rd #118, Austin, Texas 78752 Lunch provided by Rosemary Reed from Driftwood Recovery Please RSVP to rreed@driftwoodrecovery.com Topic: “Vulnerability as a Strength” Leading with Authenticity By Dr. Bob Beare This presentation outlines Dr. Beare’s research on the inspirational qualities of vulnerability in leadership and healing. [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|news|0 Comments

Brave Heart Experience Workshops Scheduled October 28-30 & December 2-4

Follow the hero's journey in our next two Brave Heart Experience workshops: October 28-30 & December 2-4. Confront your fears and develop a deeper sense of authenticity. Speak from the heart, heal your “parent-child” wounds, and access the power of vulnerability. Sign up here. The Brave Heart Experience at The Last Resort Recovery Center For Men [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments