4 Keys to Creating Emotionally Healthy People, Teams, & Culture

Welcome to the Leadership Vision Podcast, where we share our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of a Strengths-Based approach to people, teams, and culture.

Melissa Hiatt is one of the newest members of our team. In addition to being a consultant with Leadership Vision, Melissa is a Certified Daring way™ and Dare to Lead™ facilitator, which is built on the work and research of Brené Brown. Melissa has a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and has worked in faith based institutions, hospitals, higher-ed and other areas trying to help people and systems become emotionally healthy.

Melissa first joined our team in late 2017 and we have slowly been integrating her into our work. Emotional health pairs extremely well with the philosophy of Strengths. How do you have a Strengths-Based organizational culture if it’s not emotionally healthy? You probably can’t.

To be the person who we long to be—we must be vulnerable. We must take off the armor, put down the weapons, show up, and let ourselves be seen.

Dr. Brené Brown

Today on the Leadership Vision Podcast, we’re going to be talking with Melissa all about her work helping people and organizations become emotionally healthy. We dive into the four keys to courageous leadership, which are based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown: vulnerability, values, trust, and learning to rise. We also talk about the Dare to Lead™ Workshop that Leadership Vision is hosting with Melissa, on October 24 – 25, 2019 in Minneapolis. This two-day workshop is your invitation to become a braver leader as you learn the four empirically-proven skills sets of courageous leadership.

4 Keys to Courageous Leadership

The foundational skill set of courage-building is “rumbling with vulnerability.” This focuses on what it means to face risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure with courage and clarity.

Once we have built these rumbling skills, we can move on to the other three skill sets:

  1. Living into Our Values – how to identify, operationalize, and practice the beliefs that we hold most dearly. Melissa and I both share our own personal values, which to me at least, felt like a very vulnerable thing to do.
  2. Braving Trust is about creating or deepening connections in relationships and teams.
  3. Finally, we touch on the fourth element, Learning to Rise – growing from all the chaotic failures, setbacks, and disappointments that inevitably come when we are brave with our lives.

Melissa and Nathan unpack these ideas and give examples from their own lives to help you begin this journey for yourself.

About The Leadership Vision Podcast

The Leadership Vision Podcast is a weekly show sharing our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of a strengths-based approach to people, teams, and culture. We believe that knowing your Strengths is only the beginning. Our highest potential exists in the ongoing exploration of our talents. Subscribe to the Leadership Vision Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please contact us if you have ANY questions about anything you heard in this episode or if you’d like to talk to us about helping your team understand the power of Strengths.

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