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How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?
Written and read by NYT best seller Brené Brown, Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based, courage-building programme.
Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas and developing that potential. This is an audiobook for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead.
When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it and work to align authority and accountability. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into the vulnerability that's necessary to do good work.
But daring leadership in a culture that's defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty requires building courage skills, which are uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the same time we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection and courage, to start.
© Brené Brown 2018 (P) Penguin Audio 2018
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
After inspiring millions with her message of embracing imperfection, Brené Brown turns her attention to what effective management looks like in today’s turbulent world. Seeking input from a wide range of business leaders, Brown develops a template for excelling in every facet of life. Her warm, personable narration makes us feel like we’re being treated to an extended one-on-one TED Talk. Using her own shortcomings as examples, Brown never pretends that behavioural change is easy—but her call for more empathetic leadership feels incredibly timely and necessary.