Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

Dare to Lead

In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brené 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 ide...

Details Dare to Lead

TitleDare to Lead
Release DateOct 11th, 2018
PublisherEbury Digital
GenreNonfiction, Leadership, Business, Self Help, Psychology, Personal Development

Reviews Dare to Lead

  • Min
    So, I really appreciate Brené Brown. I love her books. I love her cussing (which she does in her talks more than 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 work on vulnerability in the workplace.How do we become courageous, bold, creat...
  • Mehrsa
    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 no...
  • Kelly
    Brene’s gone corporate. The 99% of us who latched onto her as a hardworking mom and smart researcher who thought hard and fought her way through to some amazing, amazingly put insights... well, in my opinion, that lady is gone. In her place is a motivational speaker who is most interested in selling herself as a guru to the 1%, or the slightly larger percentage of those who can afford to expense her to the company account. She’s just rehashin...
  • Gábor Vészi
    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 are more relevant for managers.
  • Shanique Edwards
    This book combines Brene's (we're friends in my head) previous work and puts it in the context of being a strong, healthy leader. She takes her work on wholehearted living (Gifts of Imperfection), vulnerability & shame (Daring Greatly), the reckoning, rumble & revolution (Rising Strong), assuming the best intent (Braving the Wilderness) and much more and places those principles in an organizational environment. She gives practical advice about wh...
  • Feisty Harriet
    I listened to this, and immediately listened to it again. Yep, that good. I love Brené's work and research, I have found it so immeasurably helpful and pertinent in my life and my relatioships. This book focuses her work on shame and communication into a workplace arena more than a personal growth and development arena, and I loved thinking about that perspective. In many ways this book reminded me of Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull, which I als...
  • Lori
    I received this book from the goodreads giveaways. A very informative book on how to take down that armory. We are all vulnerable. it is hard to have confrontations with others or get our feelings out there. Brene' Brown gives good advice on how to get along with co-workers whether if you are a boss or an employee working with others. She offers tools of taking down that shield we can all have to communicate with others.
  • Charlene Pineda
    I love Brené Brown! I didn’t love this book though. It felt like a repackaging of her previous works.
  • Veronica
    With respect to Brené Brown, I could not even finish this book; as the genre goes, it's probably a wonderful work. But I hate this genre of books and don't know why I continue to seek them out with the naïve hope that I might find an exception to the rule. Attempting to read Dare to Lead was a blunt reminder of the reason I never read self-help books.
  • Stephanie
    Courage > Comfort.
  • Mehwish Mughal
    The last self-help book I read was The Secret by Rhonda Byrne and that was approximately a decade ago. I made a simple decision. I won't do self-help books. Ever. Again. I would be telling lies if I say I have never been curious when people around me have talked about so and so self-help book and its 'greatness' or that I have never picked up self-help books while browsing in bookstores and libraries. The curiosity would be short-lived though. J...
  • Rose
    Brene Brown's "Dare To Lead" takes several discoveries and ideals from Brown's previous books and compiles them into a guide to be successful in business and leadership pursuits. A combination of personal stories, research from a wide variety of fields and concepts, Brown talks about having empathy, being able to rumble within difficult conversations, recognizing shame, being vulnerable, and using these concepts to become more daring leaders. "Co...
  • Amelia Laing
    My coworker, who I respect very much, recommended this book to me. I was a little hesitant at first because I think that business books such as this one tend to blame people who are subjected to systemic oppression by insisting that, if they simply change their mindset, or just think positively, they can erase unconscious bias in other people and achieve 100% of their dreams. Most business books take American exceptionalism and its attendant "boo...
  • Carrie Templeton
    🙌🙌🙌I’m working on creating a Build the Trainer program and the current training materials just brush on leadership. This book has given me an arsenal of language and activities to increase confidence and competence in leadership and training. A bit of a culmination of BB’s work so far seen through the scope of developing both self and others. I loved every minute of it.
  • Amy Brown
    I pretty much bought this the day it was released and read it straightaway, which I never do. This book is full of wisdom, clear explanations (mostly), good stories, and Brené Brown's readable and relatable voice. In a couple of places it gets a little abstract; I think even clearer explanations would be useful, maybe with bulleted lists.
  • Megan
    There are sections that are quite "business-y", but still a TON of great thoughts and advice about the rest of life. SO glad to hear Brene's voice again.
  • Sfi-Fi
    I first came across her in her outstanding Ted talk, quite a time ago. The talk was about vulnerability, at that time the studio work we were faced with each day, dismissed any show of empathy or vulnerability, and demanding to face tons of feedback (mostly negative). It tore away any humanely possible reaction to stress or overwhelming work load. I found it particularly liberating to embrace the vulnerability movement , and that is not about bei...
  • Tasha Seegmiller
    Brené Brown has done it again. Throughout this book, I was reminded of things that were present in Daring Greatly, Rising Strong and Braving the Wilderness, but both circumstances in my personal life and reframing these ideas for my professional life presented opportunities to reflect on what it means to live a wholehearted life and what it means to be a wholehearted leader, and, how I can start engaging in conversation with coworkers about how ...
  • Melissa
    I love how Brene Brown brings shame-busting ideas into everyday life — this time for work. She’s not as spiritually focused as I’d like, but her tips are useful, and I like her examples. One was from Costco, when employees clapped after some straight talk from their CEO. They told her, “We clap for the truth.”
  • Larry Kirshbaum
    I have reviewed this book on Amazon Kindle. It is a unique approach to leadership which starts with letting yourself be vulnerable and stripping away the armor and ego which make executives inaccessible to the real problems of running a business. Brenet Brown has studied hundreds of organizations and brilliantly explored the inner terrain of courageous leaders where taking risks means connecting with a wide swath of employees and not being afraid...
  • Lindzi A
    Goodness this book is filled with stuff that make you think. Lots of good advices. What I have a hard time with is how she problematizes in detail every little feeling, thought and action. Who can live like that? It just makes me exhausted. I will take what I need and leave what I don’t. Many good thought-provocing ideas.
  • Harding Young
    I truly wish that everyone I work with, have a relationship with... frankly, every person I encounter on the streetcar... would read this book. If not putting it's insights and learnings into practice, at least giving thought to wholeheartedness, and leading with courage. I think it would make all our businesses more successful, our lives better, and the world a kinder place.
  • Brian
    Not my type of book. Was asked to read it for work, and while there was plenty of information that felt like it would be useful, it was not easy to draw out of the book. This was largely due to fuzzy, unspecific language used throughout and no clear hierarchy of information. Some good thoughts and things to consider but nothing that felt super novel or eye opening to me.
  • Amy
    I feel like this book could be strengthened by the inclusion of specific case studies illustrating the points Dr. Brown makes throughout the book. She included some of her personal experiences, but I think it would have been more meaningful and interesting if she had relayed specific challenges that organizations face and how they worked to overcome them. It's not a linear path to get to a place where people put their egos to the side, and I thin...
  • Atif Rahman
    This book lives up to Brene Brown's awesoeme TED talk on the power of vulnerability. She takes a more holistic approach to empathy as a foundational leadership skill and elaborates fundamental concepts of trust, emotion , persuasion, goals and bravery. Must read book for all.
  • Elena
    I listened to this book on Audible... and immediately ordered a hard copy, so I can go back and highlight, underline and make notes. There is so much good stuff here, and it applies to all roles and relationships, not just leadership and the workplace.
  • Wayne Sutherland
    Love love love Brené! This book culminates all of her work and applies it seamlessly into the office environment! A must read for all in leadership positions.
  • Maria Petrocco
    After finishing the book I feel like she could have cut the information down to half. It felt like she started repeating information.
  • Stephanie Gillman
    I have mixed feelings about Brene Brown’s previous work - but THIS was excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it!!!