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, Personal Development, Psychology

Reviews Dare to Lead

  • 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...
  • Min Soo Choi
    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 energy on vulnerability in the workplace--a place where most of us spend a sign...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Krista Regester
    One of my favorite things about Brené 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 exampl...
  • Connor
    I think this does what it is meant to well. It's a book that pulls together a lot of her other books and findings into one easily digestible source to prompt better connection and leadership within groups of people, mainly companies though she talks about school situations as well. Although, I think these also can be adapted and applied to all sorts of situation - that's probably why she's covered these topics in different books with different ex...
  • 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...
  • Charlene Pineda
    I love Brené Brown! I didn’t love this book though. It felt like a repackaging of her previous works.
  • إدريس
    هذا هو الكتاب السابع الذي اسمعه للدكتورة والباحثة الاجتماعية، برينية برون. برون كاتبة محترفة، عندها اسلوب ساحر في سرد نتائج الابحاث بأسلوب ضرب امثلة من حياتها الشخصية والناس من حولها؛ وبقراءتها كتبها بنفسها، تبث في الكتاب الحياة.هذا الكتاب تكملة...
  • Wendy
    This book helped me to try and understand my coworkers and to at least be more empathetic to where they are coming from. I still struggle with emotions in others, vulnerability and being compassionate to feelings I do not understand, but I think reading Brown's books have helped get me on the right path to changing my thought process. I do believe people can change for the better as long as they are willing to put in the work and know they need t...
  • Barnabas Piper
    Great principles. Should’ve been a TED talk or article.
  • 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...
  • Kris Patrick
    Well... now I can name and list my bad leadership habits. I’m a work in progress, people!
  • Kim
    Definitely not my favorite Brene. This is the corporate version for sure, and lacks the insight and storytelling I most love her work for. A substantial portion of it is also resummarized from her previous books.
  • Stephanie
    Courage > Comfort.
  • Elizabeth
    This was fine, but it felt like a rehash of her last three books. It would be a good place to start if you haven't read Daring Greatly or Braving the Wilderness. The only part that stood out to me was about empathy vs. sympathy. If you've been following Brown for a while you've probably already heard it all. Having said that, I think her messages are important and worth repeating.
  • Janssen
    I liked this but it felt like it petered out a bit toward the end.
  • 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.
  • Angela Mitchell
    Yes, there is a lot of repetitive material from previous books, but that's what I love - she brings it all together. I listened to the audiobook, and while that may make it more challenging to do the work, her personality add so much color to the stories that it is worth it. I'll probably end up buying the book to refer to in the future, as now I'll be able to hear her voice guiding me through. Everything makes sense, as if you've known it your w...
  • 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.
  • Emily
    Brene Brown repeats some of the same content from her previous books, but every time I read her, it is just the thing I needed to hear.
  • Robyn
    Engaging, easy to listen to, and thought provoking. I want to live in a world with braver, bolder leaders, and I want to be able to pass that kind of world on to my children, p.4. Brené Brown holds a doctorate of philosophy in social work from the University of Houston and has spent years researching / teaching different areas in social work such as “Shame, Empathy & Resilience”, “Critical Issues in Political Social Work”, and “Em...
  • 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...
  • Bailey Urban
    I am wrestling with how to synthesize my thoughts on Dare to Lead. As an avid 5-year strong Brene fan with a vulnerability quote on my wall, I hate to say it, but she has started to drink her own Kool-Aid. This book is littered with self-promotion. It's also mainly a ploy for people to buy her books. I have read Daring Greatly twice and flip through it on a regular basis. I have my students read it and have made quizzes based on the chapters. So ...
  • 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...
  • Frances
    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...
  • Jamie
    I’m a huge Brené Brown fan from way back. I usually read her books quickly and highlight and flag all over the place. It took me a couple months to read this because it didn’t start with a bang for me. But I stayed with it...reading smaller chunks at a slower pace. It’s good...very good! This book is highlighted and marked up, too. I’m gonna rumble with my resistance at reading it 😉
  • Kendra
    First book of 2019! Brené Brown always has something that I need to hear. Comforting, challenging, good, sad. I'll keep practicing!
  • Kelsie
    Excellent book that provides lots of practical language for entering difficult conversations. A must-read for not only leaders but anyone who desires connected, vulnerable relationships.