Dare to Lead

Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
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Author(s): Brene Brown
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
CD - unabridged
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Product Number: DD41584
Released: Oct 23, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984844217
Narrator/s: Brene Brown
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Brene 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 up and lead. Don't miss the hourlong Netflix special Brene Brown: The Call to Courage! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. 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 with others. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it's necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brene Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions of readers have come to expect and love. Brown writes, "One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It's learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It's why we're here." Whether you've read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you're new to Brene Brown's work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Brene Brown
Narrator(s): Brene Brown
Product Number Z100140168
Released: Oct 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781984844248
eBook
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Author(s): Brene Brown
Product Number EB00726334
Released: Oct 09, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780399592546

Professional reviews

"No one but BrenŽ Brown would be as effective narrating this personal discussion on leading with authenticity and courage. She's reading all but a few ad libs, but you wouldn't know it because her strong tone and spontaneous emphasis make her sound like she's carrying out an intense coaching session. Her fans know the prolific author's basic message: Effectiveness in any realm of life requires courage, independence, action, and engagement with others--no watching from the sidelines allowed! Her focus in this audio is leading others, which she says requires psychological and interpersonal honesty. With fascinating advice on fine-tuning one's communication with oneself and others, this is a must-hear audiobook for anyone interested in growing as a leader. T.W. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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