Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

by Brene Brown

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/10/2018

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Research professor and TED talk phenomenon Dr Brené Brown reveals how to choose courage over comfort, so we can step up, make a difference and dare to lead.

In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brené Brown 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. 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 a book 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 spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives. Over the past seven years, she found that leaders in organisations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups and family-owned businesses to non-profits, civic organisations and Fortune 50 companies, are asking the same questions:

How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And, how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?

Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based, courage-building programme.

Brené writes, ‘One of the most important findings of my career is that courage can be taught, developed and measured. Courage is a collection of four skill sets supported by twenty-eight behaviours. All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work, having tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts. Easy? No. Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and work. It's why we're here.’

ISBN:
9781785042140
Category:
Management: leadership & motivation
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-10-2018
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
216x135x23mm
Weight:
0.32kg
Brene Brown

Dr. Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation-BrenU Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past 16 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame.

She is the author of three number 1 New York Times bestsellers- Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection. She is the CEO of The Daring Way, a training and certification programme for helping professionals who want to facilitate her work. Her acclaimed TED talk on vulnerability is one of the five most watched, with over 30 million views.

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