Dare to Lead - Brené Brown

Dare to Lead

By Brené Brown

  • Release Date: 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
From 454 Ratings


#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.

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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.


  • Great Content - Difficult Structure

    By Mrkvans
    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!
  • Very inspirational

    By Yazi Hal
    Some of the tools in this book are really inspiring to jump head-on, take some risk and especially get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Highly recommend.
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  • Not a very good book

    By Jake2943
    I do not recommend this book....save your $15.
  • Great facts

    By Doza95
    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
  • Mike

    By Mikepirela
    Is awesome ❣️😭
  • Yes!

    By Reidsreaction
    Unbelievably Good!
  • Predictable, So predictable

    By Speechgal50
    I expected more from this author. About 30 minutes into this story, I could tell you how it was going to end. It wasn’t even that interesting getting to the end. And the ending, it seemed like a ten year old could have done better.