A few months ago, a dear friend took me as her guest to hear Dr. Brené Brown speak at a local PBS lecture here in Houston. Brené is a research professor at the U of H Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Her current research focuses on authentic leadership and wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations.
This is from her blog, Ordinary Courage: