Dare to Lead

By Brené Brown,

Book cover of Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Book description

#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…

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Why read it?

3 authors picked Dare to Lead as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

There are many books on effective leadership. Brown speaks to engaging the hearts and minds of leaders including skills like staying curious, having courage, empathy, and making connections. 

I appreciated that the author’s advice is based on comprehensive data she and her team collected across a number of organizational contexts. She suggests that effective leadership is teachable, observable, and measurable and abstracts from her research findings concrete and actionable steps that leaders can take to be more effective leaders. She also demonstrates how she implements her findings in her own company and with some of the companies she consults with. 

As I…

The arts world needs more great leaders. Heck, the world needs more great leaders! What makes a leader great?

Compassion, listening, serving, etc. In Dare to Lead, Brené Brown lays out and describes a number of truly important factors and approaches to becoming a successful leader. Our communities thrive when the arts thrive – I encourage all artists to become a leader!

From Rich's list on supercharging your arts career.

Dare to Lead gives honest, straightforward, and actionable tools for ditching the old leadership playbook.

It takes a hell of a lot of courage to lead authentically and with empathy. Two traits that have long been absent in the leadership ranks for far too long. Brown does a masterful job mixing anecdotes with data-backed science to challenge a lot of leadership sacred cows. 

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