Review: Brown’s Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts

Brene Brown

Brown is everywhere now and a force in the world of leadership development / business psychology / personal development. Part self-help guru part executive coach, part cool mom, Brown has hit a certain sweet spot among a certain type ambitiously present upwardly mobile types of which I am almost certainly a part.

This, her latest book, is focused on the leadership aspect of her work. Her advice is clear and simple, yet deeply challenging to implement. We must lead from a place of emotional honesty, treat ourselves and others with kindness, and be relentless in getting to the root causes of what is hampering our development. Brown’s work is deeply rooted in emotions, but it’s also very hard nosed. Implementing a culture that rewards honesty and emotional availability is not easy, but it can be transformative. This book was passed around the leadership in my organization and I can say, utilizing its lessons have changed us for the better.

Recommended for the enthusiast

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