#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.
Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us!
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Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential.
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 with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work.
But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start.
Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question:
How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?
In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love.
Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.”
Whether you’ve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In a book that should be required reading for any aspiring boss, Brené Brown brings her groundbreaking research on empathy, courage, and vulnerability to the executive suite. Written with Brown’s singular compassion, Dare to Lead is a road map to help you become not only a better manager but also a better human, driven by curiosity about the wider world. This atypical management primer is provocative and challenging, designed to shake up the boardroom in all the best ways.
Great Content - Difficult Structure
This book does a great job showing the authenticity the authors bring to their work. The conversational tone and pulling-back of the curtains over their personal lives really helped me connect with the principles being discussed. I loved it!
The only difficult part about this book was following the structure and piecing together each part to create one complete theme.
It was a great read! I highly recommend this book!
I had a rough start but after a few chapters in I started to understand and take in everything. Teaches a lot of good things
Perfect book for what I’m going through.
The ability this book has had to connect and center my emotional state has shocked me. I also wondered why I “over-think” emotional states, feelings, and relationships. Turns out I’m a riser, not a “over-thinker” like my past toxic relationships have framed me to be.
Great to know that there is more perspectives you can learn from and dive into. Definitely recommend this book and I’m excited to read another one of Brene’s!