Shame compounds when left untreated.

Shame damages self-image and confidence, and harms relationships. The increase in self-doubt generates more shame, and the reduction of social connection “confirms” the unworthiness. In an organization, this compounding causes shame to become rooted in the organization.rB1

  1. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts (New York: Random House, 2018). (See notes.)