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One of my favorite things about Bren Brown is her delivery Her writing and conversational style is so easy to relate to and feels genuine The skills and techniques reviewed in this book will help you formulate what kind of leader you want to be, giving you the tools to become a successful one Although there is NO way I could finish this book on a short flight it s worth taking your time, writing notes, and comparing your own examples to. Another meaningful and inspiring work from Bren Brown A friend recommended this book and I m glad I took the time to read it I think it will be especially beneficial to anyone in a leadership position who wants to improve relationships Highly recommended.Meaningful PassageI didn t set out to study shame I wanted to understand connection and empathy But if you don t understand how shame can unravel connection in a split second, you don t really get connection I didn t set out to study vuln Another meaningful and inspiring work from Bren Brown A friend recommended this book and I m glad I took the time to read it I think it will be especially beneficial to anyone in a leadership position who wants to improve relationships Highly recommended.Meaningful PassageI didn t set out to study shame I wanted to understand connection and empathy But if you don t understand how shame can unravel connection in a split second, you don t really get connection I didn t set out to study vulnerability it just happens to be the big barrier to almost everything we want from our lives, especially courage As Marcus Aurelius taught us, What stands in the way becomes the way Here are the ten behaviors and cultural issues that leaders identified as getting in our way in organizations across the world 1 We avoid tough conversations, including giving honest, productive feedback Some leaders attributed this to a lack of courage, others to a lack of skills, and, shockingly,than half talked about a cultural norm of nice and polite that s leveraged as an excuse to avoid tough conversations Whatever the reason, there was saturation across the data that the consequence is a lack of clarity, diminishing trust and engagement, and an increase in problematic behavior, including passive aggressive behavior, talking behind people s backs, pervasive back channel communication or the meeting after the meeting , gossip, and the dirty yes when I say yes to your face and then no behind your back 2 Rather than spending a reasonable amount of time proactively acknowledging and addressing the fears and feelings that show up during change and upheaval, we spend an unreasonable amount of time managing problematic behaviors.3 Diminishing trust caused by a lack of connection and empathy.4 Not enough people taking smart risks or creating and sharing bold ideas to meet changing demands and the insatiable need for innovation When people are afraid of being put down or ridiculed for trying something and failing, or even for putting forward a radical new idea, the best you can expect is status quo and groupthink.5 We get stuck and defined by setbacks, disappointments, and failures, so instead of spending resources on cleanup to ensure that consumers, stakeholders, or internal processes are made whole, we are spending too much time and energy reassuring team members who are questioning their contribution and value.6 Too much shame and blame, not enough accountability and learning.7 People are opting out of vital conversations about diversity and inclusivity because they fear looking wrong, saying something wrong, or being wrong Choosing our own comfort over hard conversations is the epitome of privilege, and it corrodes trust and moves us away from meaningful and lasting change.8 When something goes wrong, individuals and teams are rushing into ineffective or unsustainable solutions rather than staying with problem identification and solving When we fix the wrong thing for the wrong reason, the same problems continue to surface It s costly and demoralizing.9 Organizational values are gauzy and assessed in terms of aspirations rather than actual behaviors that can be taught, measured and evaluated.10 Perfectionism and fear are keeping people from learning and growing So, I really appreciate Bren Brown I love her books I love her cussing which she does in her talksthan her books and, most of all, I love her staggering vulnerability and empathy Dare To Lead continues her conquest of shame, dysfunction, ego, hate, indifference, and everything else that tries to dehumanize and destroy us every day but now, she focuses her energy on vulnerability in the workplace a place where most of us spend a significant amount of our lives navigating.How do we be So, I really appreciate Bren Brown I love her books I love her cussing which she does in her talksthan her books and, most of all, I love her staggering vulnerability and empathy Dare To Lead continues her conquest of shame, dysfunction, ego, hate, indifference, and everything else that tries to dehumanize and destroy us every day but now, she focuses her energy on vulnerability in the workplace a place where most of us spend a significant amount of our lives navigating.How do we become courageous, bold, creative, caring leaders at work What does it mean for us to begin a process of healing from past hurts, growing through our insecurities and shortcomings, and stepping into the arena, as Brown puts it, every single day Dare to Lead addresses an epidemic need for greater trust, authenticity, empathy, and care within our organizations and places of work Wherever we work, inevitably we will experience miscommunication, misalignment, mismanagement, conflict, unethical decisions, criticisms, pressures to excel, temptations to hide your weaknesses and failures, and so muchIf you look at the stats, most of us have difficulty with a supervisor or co worker Worse, we as a culture are becoming increasingly insensitive, outraged, and out of touch to our very own humanity In the age of social media, algorithms, AI learning, and splintered narratives, we have forgotten that we are people, people, people We are not just our tweets, we are not just our pain, we are not just our jobs or positions, but we are thoroughly and complexly human Dare to Lead addresses these issues and helps pave a better path for all of us I wholeheartedly recommend this book It is relevant, powerful, smooth to read, and deeply real Overall If you have not read something by Brene Brown, then you absolutely need to This is a great one to start with and the information presented can be applied to all areas of life Amazing messages, great writing style, versatile applications and this book will make you a better person 10 10Summary A compilation of thoughts and research on what makes an effective leader She started by asking what people should do differently to lead during our modern times, when we re faced with seeming Overall If you have not read something by Brene Brown, then you absolutely need to This is a great one to start with and the information presented can be applied to all areas of life Amazing messages, great writing style, versatile applications and this book will make you a better person 10 10Summary A compilation of thoughts and research on what makes an effective leader She started by asking what people should do differently to lead during our modern times, when we re faced with seemingly intractable challenges and an insatiable demand for innovation Truly daring leaders, she explains, are prepared to be vulnerable and listen without interrupting They have empathy, connecting to emotions that underpin an experience, not just to the experience itself They have self awareness and self love, because who we are is how we lead The Good Brene Brown is brilliant Her writing is no nonsense, direct, and very applicable in every area of life I started this book with the intent of learning ways to be a better leader a work but the material can be applied everywhere as a significant other, as a parent, friend, at work, etc Her voice and insight is amazing, inspiring, and I learn something new every time I read one of her books The Bad How do we getpeople in this world to read material like this Favorite Quotes The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it s about the courage to show up when you can t predict or control the outcome People are opting out of vital conversations about diversity and inclusivity because they fear looking wrong, saying something wrong, or being wrong Choosing our own comfort over hard conversations is the epitome of privilege, and it corrodes trust and moves us away from meaningful and lasting change The only thing I know for sure after all of this research is that if you re going to dare greatly, you re going to get you re a kicked at some point If you choose courage, you will absolutely know failure, disappointment, setback, even heartbreak That s why we call it courage That s why it s so rare We are not here to fit in, be well balanced, or provide exempla for others We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being As the gods intended, we are here to becomeandourselves I got quite a few good tips from this read, while others were just too time consuming Lol All in all, very helpful advice and strategies to apply towards my job and some even to my everyday personal life. I love Brene Brown, her first few books helped me a lot Maybe I changed or she ran out of interesting new research to share, but I felt that this bookdidn t give me too much It felt like a reiteration of her previous findings but the examples arerelevant for managers. I started following Brene Brown s work since a couple of years and read Braving the Wilderness last year I find Brene s writings on vulnerability to be exceptional and the concept of True Belonging she explained in Braving the Wilderness to be very thought provoking I had very high expectations going into this book and those expectations were partly met Dare to Lead explores the characteristics of brave leaders who are not afraid to demonstrate genuineness, dialogue on differences, and I started following Brene Brown s work since a couple of years and read Braving the Wilderness last year I find Brene s writings on vulnerability to be exceptional and the concept of True Belonging she explained in Braving the Wilderness to be very thought provoking I had very high expectations going into this book and those expectations were partly met Dare to Lead explores the characteristics of brave leaders who are not afraid to demonstrate genuineness, dialogue on differences, and exhibit empathy Vulnerability, courage, fear, shame, empathy and many other aspects are explored in depth I especially liked how shame is explored as a theme.While there is a good amount of interesting material in the book, it does tend to be very theoretical dry in many parts The book vaguely refers to research all the time without enough personal other people s experiences which would have made it easier reading Nevertheless, I do recommend the book as it has a lot of good behavioral insights which leaders should certainly know about and practice My rating 3.5 5 I had a long drive to make this week and couldn t decide between buying this on audio or picking it up in print, and a friend suggested I listen to it on audio, then when it hits in paperback, buy that and mark it up I think this was a great suggestion, and it was a nice reminder, too, how we pick up different things when we listed, as opposed to when we read in print.Brown is one of the best thinkers on leadership and confidence, and this book is no different There are strategies here for bei I had a long drive to make this week and couldn t decide between buying this on audio or picking it up in print, and a friend suggested I listen to it on audio, then when it hits in paperback, buy that and mark it up I think this was a great suggestion, and it was a nice reminder, too, how we pick up different things when we listed, as opposed to when we read in print.Brown is one of the best thinkers on leadership and confidence, and this book is no different There are strategies here for being a better person, for developing empathy which is a wonderfully deep section in the book a lengthy discussion of empathy vs sympathy helps conceptually define the two ideas and showcases actions that define each I m a big believer that part of success comes from understanding people are people, and Brown s big mantra throughout the book is people, people, people Everyone has a story and everyone s minds make up stories to help them get through the day When we remember this simple thing, it becomes easier to be a leader and to be an advocate for what it is you want, what you need, and where you fit into the grander scheme of your life Because this book isn t about leadership in organizations only sure that s there But it s a book about being a leader in your life and showing up, day after day, for yourself Maybe my favorite of hers so far It incorporates a lot of what research she did in previous books but adds evendepth to them I also enjoyed being reminded to reconsider what my core values are and I m itching to get into her worksheets to suss those out We all operate from a set and yes, SET of core values and when we can remember them, we can show up for ourselves again and again Brown reads the audio and performs it less like a stiff reader andlike she s giving a TED talk or having a conversation with a group of people in an organization There are good breaks and laughs, and I just really like hearing these ideas and seeing what sticks from the verbal explanation I m eager to revisit this in a year or so in print and read it with pen in hand It s Brene Brown for your corporate retreat I was turned off by the management speech, which I thought she said in the beginning she wouldn t do the temptation is great I was also annoyed at the commodification of her vulnerability insights into cute little worlds We re going to rumble with this My SFD is etc Its sort of what happens to good insights once they go thru the corporate retreat circus, they come out as weird nouns that can also be verbs and lose their original meaning.Hav It s Brene Brown for your corporate retreat I was turned off by the management speech, which I thought she said in the beginning she wouldn t do the temptation is great I was also annoyed at the commodification of her vulnerability insights into cute little worlds We re going to rumble with this My SFD is etc Its sort of what happens to good insights once they go thru the corporate retreat circus, they come out as weird nouns that can also be verbs and lose their original meaning.Having said that, it s useful insights as always Just maybe read the first few books as all her ideas can be applied to the workplace without becoming cute phrases and procedures and meetings `Download Book ⇺ Dare to Lead ⇞ In herNYT bestsellers, Bren 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 leadWhen 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 workBut 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 startBren 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 Fortunecompanies, are asking the same questions How do you cultivate braver, 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 programmeBren 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