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Brené Brown

Brave work. Tough conversations. Whole hearts.

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Dare To Lead by Brené Brown is a groundbreaking guide to cultivating courageous and effective leadership through vulnerability and empathy.
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    Begin your leadership journey by reframing your idea of vulnerability.

    Let’s start by asking a bold question: What makes you feel vulnerable? 

    Even though vulnerability is a universal feeling that we all experience, we still sometimes associate it with “weakness” or feeling inadequate. We worry that admitting we don’t know all the answers will make us look stupid.

    So rather than exposing ourselves to others and allowing for moments of genuine connection and problem-solving, we reach out for our “emotional armor,” we put it on, and we create barriers – between us and our coworkers, between us and the challenges we face, between us and our emotions, between us and true moments of understanding and connection with our team.

    Far from being a weakness, practicing real vulnerability is a superpower. It will transform you from a mediocre leader into a great leader. And this is our first key message: being vulnerable is an act of courage. 

    It involves saying what’s on your mind and being honest with yourself and your team. The original word for courage comes from the Latin word cor, or “heart,” and it meant “to speak your mind by telling your heart.”

    Vulnerability is your winning hand. It’s the cornerstone of human innovation and creativity, and it requires you to get open and comfortable with failure. More often than not, you’re going to need to fail multiple times before your team eventually lands on that one idea, that clear “aha” moment, that helps move everything forward. 

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    What is Dare to Lead (Old Version) about?

    Dare to Lead (2018) explores how you can find the inner courage to lead a great team. Drawing on Brown's person experiences as a leadership coach, as well as recent research, these blinks explore how you can harness your emotions, quash your fear of failure, and become a daring leader in an increasingly competitive world.

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    Dare To Lead (2018) offers invaluable insights into what it takes to be a truly great leader. Here's why this book is a must-read:

    • It explores the power of vulnerability and empathy in building trust and fostering collaboration.
    • The author's research-based approach provides a solid foundation for her practical, actionable advice.
    • It challenges conventional leadership wisdom, introducing a refreshing and innovative perspective on what it means to lead.

    Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Brené Brown's expertise and transform your leadership style with Dare To Lead.

    Best quote from Dare to Lead (Old Version)

    The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, its about the courage to show up when you cant predict or control the outcome.

    —Brené Brown
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    Who should read Dare to Lead (Old Version)?

    • Business psychology buffs seeking new insights
    • Leaders searching for a fresh perspective to connect with their team
    • Anyone trying to build their courage in the workplace

    About the Author

    Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, specializing in courage and empathy research. Her 2012 book, Daring Greatly, was a New York Times best seller. Her TED talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” has over 50 million views and is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks of all time.

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    Dare to Lead (Old Version) FAQs 

    What is the main message of Dare To Lead?

    The main message of Dare To Lead is that embracing vulnerability and empathy are key to becoming a courageous and effective leader.

    How long does it take to read Dare To Lead?

    It takes approximately 5-7 hours to read Dare To Lead. The Blinkist summary can be read in about 15 minutes.

    Is Dare To Lead a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Dare To Lead is a groundbreaking guide that offers innovative leadership insights and practical advice for personal growth.

    Who is the author of Dare To Lead?

    The author of Dare To Lead is Brené Brown.

    How many chapters are in Dare To Lead?

    Dare To Lead by Brené Brown has 16 chapters.

    1. Introduction
    2. Rumbling with Vulnerability
    3. Living into Our Values
    4. Braving Trust
    5. Learning to Rise
    6. Part One: The Moment and the Myths
    7. Part Two: The Call to Courage
    8. Part Three: The Armory
    9. Part Four: Shame and Empathy
    10. Part Five: Curiosity and Grounded Confidence
    11. Part Six: Rising Skills
    12. Part Seven: The Reckoning
    13. Part Eight: The Rumble
    14. Part Nine: The Revolution
    15. Part Ten: Integration
    16. Appendix

    How many pages are in Dare To Lead?

    Dare To Lead has 320 pages.

    When was Dare To Lead published?

    Dare To Lead was published in 2018.

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