In this inspiring and useful text, vulnerability researcher and TED superstar Brené Brown supplements her New York Times bestsellers, Daring Greatly and Rising Strong, with new research, personal experiences, case studies and data from interviews with top leaders. Though in some ways this repackages some of her earlier ideas aimed at the business market, Brown issues a fresh call to lead bravely and foster courageous workplace cultures. She explains that, in contrast to “armored” leaders who act from a stance of self-protection and self-interest, daring leadership comes from a place of courage and confidence.
Brown remains a champion of compassion. She offers practical guidelines and a process for applying the lessons of her previous books to your leadership practice. Her process can be arduous: You must commit to looking deeply within yourself and initiating tough conversations with your colleagues. The good news is that you can learn the specific skills and behaviors of daring leadership at any point in your career. If you have read Brown’s earlier works closely, you might find some of what you she teaches here is redundant. On the other hand, new times demand new models of leadership and Brown’s advice on personal growth is always welcome.
About the Author
Vulnerability researcher and professor at the University of Houston Brené Brown is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong and Daring Greatly.