In herNYT bestsellers, Bren Brown 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 power over people Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas, and developing that potential This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead 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 and work to align authority and accountability We don t avoid difficult conversations and situations we lean into the vulnerability that s necessary to do good workBut daring leadership in a culture that s defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty requires building courage skills, which are uniquely human The irony is that we re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the same time we re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines can t do better and faster What can we do better Empathy, connection and courage to startBren Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives Over the past seven years, she found that leaders in organisations ranging from small entrepreneurial start ups and family owned businesses to non profits, civic organisations and Fortunecompanies, are asking the same questions How do you cultivate braver,daring leaders And, how do you embed the value of courage in your culture Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research based, courage building programme Bren writes, One of the most important findings of my career is that courage can be taught, developed and measured Courage is a collection of four skill sets supported by twenty eight behaviours All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work, having tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts Easy No Choosing courage over comfort is not easy Worth it Always We want to be brave with our lives and work It s why we re here