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RisingADs Podcast: UNC Asheville's Cone & UNC Wilmington's Tucker on Dare to Lead

Guest Janet Cone, UNC Asheville; Tiffany Tucker, UNC Wilmington
40:57 min listen
On this Book Review from the RisingADs podcast, UNC Asheville Athletic Director Janet Cone and UNC Wilmington Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator Tiffany Tucker discuss Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown. Cone and Tucker discuss being brave leaders, especially during the current times, being willing to rumble or have uncomfortable conversations to achieve progress, the value of the lessons of Dare to Lead for college athletics and much more.


3:27 – How would you define a brave leader and how have you worked to create a courageous culture?
11:15 – Brown emphasizes rumblings, or conversations where individuals show up vulnerable to serve the mission and each other and not their ego, and identifies it as the heart of daring leadership. For leaders who refuse to rumble with vulnerability, what is the impact on their culture and how can they even be successful?
17:19 – How have those rumblings or uncomfortable conversations helped you improve as a person and leader of your staff and student-athletes?
20:04 – How have you incorporated emotional intelligence into your leadership style?
22:50 – What are your methods in showing intent around being inclusive and supporting your student-athletes and staff around the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion?
31:59 – Brown writes that integrity is choosing courage over comfort. How has integrity influenced your passion as a leader?
34:29 – How has this book increased your value as a leader in college athletics?