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

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

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 leader... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781785042140
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Published 15 October 2018 by Ebury Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Brown, Brene
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ISBN-13 9781785042140
ISBN-10 1785042149
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Vermilion
Publication Date 15 October 2018
International Publication Date 11 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Brown, Brene
Category Management & Management Techniques
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Transformational leadership
NBS Text Management Techniques
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 658.4092
Catalogue Code 939558

Description of this Book

In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brene 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. Brene 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. Brene 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.'

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review With Dare to Lead, Brene brings decades of research to bear in a practical and insightful guide to courageous leadership. This book is a road map for anyone who wants to lead mindfully, live bravely, and dare to lead. * Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook, founder, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org * Brene visited Pixar to talk with our filmmakers. Her message was important, as movies are best when they come from a place of vulnerability, when the people who make them encounter setbacks and are forced to overcome them, when they are willing to have their asses handed to them. It is easy to sit back and talk about the values of a safe and meaningful culture, but extraordinarily difficult to pull it off. You don't achieve good culture without constant attention, without an environment of safety, courage, and vulnerability. These are hard skills, but they are teachable skills. Start with this book. * Ed Catmull, president, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios * Whether you're leading a movement or a start-up, if you're trying to change an organizational culture or the world, Dare to Lead will challenge everything you think you know about brave leadership and give you honest, straightforward, actionable tools for choosing courage over comfort. * Tarana Burke, senior director, Girls for Gender Equity, founder, the Me Too movement * We asked Brene to bring her work on courage and vulnerability to our Air Force base. This is a tough audience, many of them with significant combat experience. Within five minutes, you could have heard a pin drop. Brene cuts through the noise and speaks to what makes us human and makes the mission happen. Dare to Lead is about real leadership: tenacious, from the heart, and full of grit. * Brigadier General Brook J. Leonard, United States Air Force * Brene is Google Empathy Lab's Obi-Wan Kenobi. She has profoundly inspired our product leaders to design in and embrace vulnerability, rather than engineer it out. It's a critical and transformative act to bring your alive, messy, wholehearted human self to work every day. Dare to Lead is the skillful and empowering Jedi training we have all been waiting for. * Danielle Krettek, founder, Google Empathy Lab *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation-Brene Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the last two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy, and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers- Braving the Wilderness, The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly and Rising Strong. Brene's TED talk, 'The Power of Vulnerability', is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with 35 million views. Brene lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.

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