June 9, 2013
Brene Brown explores the concepts of culture, strategy, disengagement, and authenticity in this brief chapter.
My favorite part of this chapter is this on p. 181:
Minding the gap is a daring strategy. We have to pay attention to the space between where we’re actually standing and where we want to be. More importantly, we have to practice the values that we’re holding out as important in our culture. Minding the gap requires both an embrace of our own vulnerability and cultivation of shame resilience- we’re going to be called upon to show up as leaders and parents and educators in new and uncomfortable ways. We don’t have to be perfect, just engaged and committed to aligning values with action.
Questions for reflection:
1. What does ‘minding the gap’ (aka living authentically) look like in your family, home, work, school or other environments you live in?
2. What do you want it to look like?