Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

by Brené Brown (Author)

#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!NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG 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.

In her groundbreaking book, "Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.", Brené Brown offers a refreshing and empowering perspective on leadership. She challenges traditional notions of leadership, arguing that true leaders are those who dare to be vulnerable, authentic, and compassionate. With her characteristic honesty and insight, Brown explores the challenges and rewards of leading with courage, empathy, and integrity.

Through her research, Brown has identified four key skills that are essential for effective leadership: courage, vulnerability, empathy, and authenticity. She explains that these skills are not just nice-to-haves, but are absolutely necessary for leaders who want to create a culture of innovation, resilience, and high performance. When leaders dare to be vulnerable, they create a space where others feel safe to do the same. This leads to more open communication, better decision-making, and stronger relationships.

Brown also emphasizes the importance of having tough conversations. She acknowledges that these conversations can be difficult, but they are essential for addressing problems, resolving conflict, and building strong relationships. She provides practical advice for having tough conversations in a productive and respectful way.

"Dare to Lead" is a must-read for anyone who wants to be a more effective leader. Brown's insights are both profound and practical, and she offers a wealth of actionable advice that can be applied to any leadership role. This book is a game-changer for anyone who wants to lead with courage, vulnerability, and integrity.


320 pages