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Dare to Lead
Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts | Bren Brown
In her #1 New York Times bestsellers, Bren 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. 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 Bren 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 skills and practices that are 100 percent teachable. 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 Bren Brown's work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.
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LionHeartLeo
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Although some stuff seems repetitive & from her past books, Brene Brown is always amazing.
This book is essential reading for management or any leaders, to be successful & have a happy team/company/employees etc.

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LionHeartLeo
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My latest birthday book haul!
I‘ve been on this search to find/read books that have changed peoples lives. Deep, meaningful books that when someone asks “What book have you read that changed your life?” you can definitely answer.
I‘ve read thousands of books. Really amazing ones. But I‘m sad that I have yet to find one that when someone asks me that question I can immediately answer.
If anyone has rec‘s please let me know! I‘m hungry!!

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CareBear
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Happy Friday, Littens! 🥰

Beatlefan129 That looks delicious 😋 3mo
Sarahreadstoomuch This book was just mentioned at the library leadership symposium I just attended! 3mo
CareBear @Sarahreadstoomuch it‘s wonderful! This is a library copy and I just bought myself one this morning so I can mark it all up (which I rarely do). 3mo
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Jen2
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Good stuff!

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Edecmcl
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Listened to this and really enjoyed it. I would consider buying it in print and reading it again next year.

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wmei
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Power with, power to, power within.

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wmei

Section 3: Rather than protecting n hiding our heart behind bulletproof glass, wholeheartedness is about integration...... It‘s putting down the armor and bringing forth all of the scraggly, misshapen pieces of our history and folding in all of the different roles that, when falsely separated, keep us feeling exhausted and torn, to make a complex, messy, awesome, whole person.

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wmei

In the past, jobs were about muscles, now they‘re about brains, but in the future they‘ll be about the heart.

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Date:
Meeting intention:
Attendees:
Key decisions:
Tasks n ownership:

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The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.

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wmei

Quote by Madeleine L‘Engle :”When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability.”

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Chelseabillups30

And just because someone failed to see the value in what we can create or achieve doesn‘t change its worth or ours.

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Just because we didn‘t measure up to some standard of achievement doesn‘t mean that we don‘t possess gifts and talents that only we can bring to the world.

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No person is ordained to judge our divinity or to write the story of our spiritual worthiness.

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Just because someone isn‘t willing or able to love us, it doesn‘t mean we are unloveable.

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When light and dark are not integrated, overly sweet and accommodating can feel foreboding, as though under all that niceness is a ticking bomb.

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Chelseabillups30
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💥🔥💥🔥💥🔥

Itchyfeetreader Loved this one 5mo
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We don‘t fully see people until we know their values.

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A brave leader is someone who says I see you. I hear you. I don‘t have all the answers, but I‘m going to keep listening and asking questions.

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A brave leader is not someone who is armed with all the answers. A brave leader is not someone who can facilitate a flawless discussion on hard topics.

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To opt out of conversations about privilege and oppression because they make you uncomfortable is the epitome of privilege.

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Putting this here because I think it‘s a worthwhile exercise for all of us, but definitely need to remember to write it into my journal!

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Because that‘s integrity-choosing courage over comfort; it‘s choosing what‘s right over what‘s fun, fast or easy; and it‘s practicing your values, not just professing them.

annahenke Love this quote. 5mo
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When we find the courage to share our experiences and the compassion to hear others tell their stories, we force shame out of hiding and end the silence.

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Any assumption of perfection in other people is an empathic miss.

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It‘s almost impossible to process emotion when we can‘t identify, name, and talk about our experiences.

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But empathy isn‘t about fixing, it‘s about the brave choice to be with someone in their darkness—not to race to turn on the light so we feel better.

CouronneDhiver I have a super hard time with that... always been more of a ‘solutions‘ girl 5mo
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Empathy is not connecting to an experience. Empathy is connecting to the emotions that underpin an experience.

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When we deny our stories of struggle, they own us. They own us, they drive our behavior, emotions, thinking, and leading. Daring leadership is leading from the heart, not hurt.

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Only when diverse perspectives are included, respected, and valued can we start to get a full picture of the world: who we serve, what they need, and how to successfully meet people where they are. Daring leaders fight for the inclusion of all people, opinions, and perspectives because that makes us all better and stronger.

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Chelseabillups30
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The hopeful news.

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TheJOMOreader
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Oof. Needed that one. Probably 20 years ago, but I‘ll take it now.

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We have to have the hard conversations even when we‘re not ready.

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The magic people of the world. 🧙🏻‍♂️✨🌏🧙🏻‍♀️

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Trust is the stacking and layering of small moments and reciprocal vulnerability over time. Trust and vulnerability grow together, and to betray one is to destroy both.

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To love is to be vulnerable. 💜

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💣💥📢💥🗣💥💣

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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.

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A look back at where “Daring Greatly” started.

Kdgordon88 One of my favorite quotes! 💜 5mo
sunshyne864 I love this quote! 😋 5mo
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Compassion 💘

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Bailedbailed

DNF around 30% in, a bunch of corporate mumbo jumbo about rumbles or something or another. I doubt these work in a lot of job situations. I‘ve heard great things about this author, but this was my first attempt at any of her work. Possibly I‘ll try another one and see if I like it.

Clint I‘ve read most all of her books. This one was not my favorite as it was so work centered. I‘d recommend “The Gift of Imperfection” or “Daring Greatly” 4mo
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I read this as part of a book club with others at my school. We have had powerful discussions that have helped me get to know some of my colleagues better and have helped me form a vision for where we need to go as a school. I am blessed to work with so many amazing educators who care passionately about our school, our kids, and our profession. I'm excited for next year!

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Currently reading

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Mehso-so

Best book of hers I‘ve read. She combines her research from other books to give solid advice, particularly on sensitive leadership situations. However, sometimes she suggests adding a lot of extra work that I don‘t see a lot of businesses having the time for.

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My husband asked me to order him a book for work and it was like other books were just throwing themselves into my cart! Never send me to buy books (online or otherwise) unsupervised!

No worries, there's a discount that hasn't been applied to this total 😂

Hooked_on_books I was once laughed at in a bookstore for telling them they should supply chaperones. I feel your pain. 😂 9mo
CareBear @Hooked_on_books this made me laugh out loud! 9mo
Reagan-reads 😂 I hate it when books just put themselves in the cart! This happens to me all the time! 9mo
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Bookish_B @Hooked_on_books I mean, seriously! Would it be too much to ask that you be able to walk in, grab a basket or bag, and a person to follow you around and smack your hand when you exceed your dollar limit or grab something not on your list?? 🤣😝 9mo
Bookish_B @Reagan-reads it IS a bit disconcerting at first but then you just gotta go with it 😜 9mo
auntie_jenn tell him you needed them to qualify for free shipping 😉 9mo
Hooked_on_books @Bookish_B Perfect! 😂 9mo
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BethM
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Love her, espixally on audio. The book has a few nuggets I‘m going to mine and use with my supervisor. But right now I need to do my leadership development program application and a video about this book is a requirement. Wish me luck. It‘s a national program that only 75 people will be accepted to 🤞

TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 9mo
glo1 I just discovered her (well, a friend turned me on to her) and now I'm devouring everything by her! 9mo
Avanders Good luck!! 🍀🍀🍀🍀 9mo
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Book #5 of 2019!