Dare to Lead - Brené Brown

Dare to Lead: Brave Work.
Tough Conversations.
Whole Hearts.
About the Book
Published
October 2018
Random House
Author
Brené Brown
Dr. Brené Brown is a research
professor at the University of
Houston where she holds the
Huffington Brené Brown
Endowed Chair.
She is the author of 5 #1 New
York Times Bestsellers
Which Questions Does This Book Answer?
How can I become a more effective
leader?
How can I lead with courage?
How do the most courageous leaders
think and behave?
Why does vulnerability lead to
innovation?
Vulnerability
Is the emotion that accompanies risk and
uncertainty
Does NOT equal weakness
Acts of courage always require you to
first put yourself in a position of
vulnerability
Is an asset for innovation and creativity
Successful innovation requires some
failures along the way
What makes you feel vulnerable?
LEADER
noun
Anyone who takes responsibility for finding the
potential in people and processes and has the
courage to develop that potential.
Truthful Feedback
Courageous leaders give and ask for
honest feedback
Being clear is being kind
Enter into all conversations with a spirit of
clarity and honesty
Clear communication is more productive
in the long run
Learn to really listen to subordinates'
feelings and fears
Core Values
Courageous leaders have clear values
that they can fall back on in times of
uncertainty and struggle.
Your core values can support and guide
you through the darkness
Take the time to ask youself
What are your core values?
Whittle down the list to 2 values
Long lists become meaningless words,
whereas 2 values are still actionable
Trust
Most of us think of ourselves as
trustworthy, but only trust a small
number of others
BRAVING
Boundaries
Respecting boundaries & feeling
comfortable enough to point out
boundaries
Reliability
Doing what we say we will
Accountability
Taking ownership of our mistakes
Vault
Keeping information that was shared with
us to ourselves
Integrity
Choosing courage instead of comfort
Practicing what we preach
Nonjudgment
Not judging others for what they tell us
Generosity
Being generous in our interpretation of
the words, actions and intentions of
others
Implement these behaviors to become a
successful, trustworthy leader!
Perfectionism
Is one of the most pervasive types of
selfprotection
It's not about striving for excellence
It's more about trying to win approval
To become a daring leader, you must rid
yourself of perfectionism
Simply focus on yourself
Ask yourself how you can improve, rather
than looking for other people's approval
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