In her highly anticipated new book, Brené Brown offers a daring approach to leadership and living. Drawing on the latest research in neurobiology, sociology, and psychology, Brown proposes that courage, compassion, and creativity are the essential traits of effective leaders. She redefines what it takes to lead innovationally―and sustainably―in an era of relentless change. And she provides a powerful framework for developing courageous followership. Throughout Dare to Lead , Brown argues that our ability to develop courage is not innate but learned through practice and experience—something we can all cultivate regardless of rank or privilege. Her evidence-based analysis shows how dare-to-lead practices result in greater clarity about purpose; stronger relationships with colleagues; less toxic conflict within organizations; better decision making under pressure; increased diversity and inclusion (both visible and invisible); more agile problem solving; heightened employee engagement . . . as well as countless other real-world benefits The critical skillset required today isn’t bravado (although there’s admittedly some), rather it’s emotional intelligence coupled with strong determination: Insights + Grit = Courage.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for individuals who want to become better leaders, followers, and employees. It provides readers with the tools they need to cultivate courage in their lives, workplaces, and relationships.
- It redefines what it takes to be a leader in an era of change.
- It provides a powerful framework for developing courageous followership.
- The skillset required today is emotional intelligence coupled with strong determination, something that can be learned by anyone.
- The writing style may be difficult to follow for some readers.
- The book is quite dense and may be challenging to read cover-to-cover.
- It’s possible that the concepts introduced in the book could be overwhelming for some people
Learn more about the author
Brené Brown, Ph.D., is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection , Daring Greatly , Rising Strong , Braving the Wilderness , and Dare to Lead . Brené’s TED Talks have been viewed more than 35 million times worldwide.
“Dare to Lead is a timely and timeless book that offers the reader an opportunity for introspection, growth, and powerful change. Brené Brown has done it again!”
“Dare to Lead is one heck of a book. Brené Brown has tackled an immensely complex topic with thoughtfulness, rigor, and compassion.”
“Brené Brown is back with Dare to Lead, her latest book on the power of vulnerability and empathy in leadership. The world has changed a great deal since Daring Greatly was published in 2012; this new volume reflects those changes, exploring such topics as courage in the era of Trump, diversity and inclusion, responsive (vs. reactive) organizations…Brown’s unique blend of research and storytelling makes for another groundbreaking work.”
“This book is like a training manual for humans. Brené Brown has laid out a path to wholehearted living and leadership that we can all follow.”