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Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. – By: Brené Brown

Dare to Lead Book Cover

Don’t tell anyone…I might have been the last person in the world to learn of Brené Brown. Wife says, you should watch this Netflix special. I was all, I find the cool stuff, and I ain’t heard of this, so it can’t be that cool. Wrong again. If you aren’t aware of Brown’s research or her disarming way of sharing what makes it useful you could probably pick up anything by her and would likely enjoy it. The hour on Netflix was a nice start and this was the first book of her’s I’ve read. I’ll likely do more. I don’t run a huge organization but it’s got a number of nice handles to help folks take leadership of their own lives, hopefully a very counselory thing to do. 

Some quotes from the book:

“I define a leader as anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.”

“At the end of the day, at the end of the week, at the end of my life, I want to say I contributed more than I criticized.”

“If we want people to fully show up, to bring their whole selves including their unarmored, whole hearts—so that we can innovate, solve problems, and serve people—we have to be vigilant about creating a culture in which people feel safe, seen, heard, and respected.”

“Confabulation has a really great and subtle definition: a Confabulation is a lie told honestly. To confabulate is to replace missing information with something false that we believe to be true.”

Recommended. Told ya it would be brief.

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