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

Characteristics of Transformational Leadership and Authentic Leadership

This post compares the leadership approaches of Stan Goss, an executive coach, international speaker, and long-time mentor of this writer, and Mohandas Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader. Both men have modeled attributes that are characteristic of transformational leadership and authentic leadership styles. The 8-step approach of Advanced Change Theory (ACT), presented by Robert Quinn [...]

By | November 29th, 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

Why Be Vulnerable

Dr. Brene Brown defines vulnerability as emotional exposure, uncertainty, and risk. Being open emotionally means to have awareness of our own emotions, which seems kind of simple or easy, but in reality most of us seldom are conscious of our fear, anger, and sadness unless it completely overwhelms us. Uncertainty is the choice to acknowledge [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments