I’ve tried to read/listen to her other books in the past, but don’t really love her writing style and gave up (perhaps it's the English major in me?). But we’re planning on reading this as a staff at some point, so I was committed and thought a head start might be good. Being committed made a big difference. I still feel the same about her style but LOVED and was greatly impacted by all of her content. I only managed to take a few notes as I listened, so I look forward to going back through the hard copy for work. If you’re in a leadership position, key player on a team, or want to grow a healthier team environment- I highly recommend this.
This was a great listen. Especially getting to have the author read it made it all that much more enjoyable. I liked the content of the book enough that I wanted to go buy a hard copy so I can read it again and highlight and make notes.
As an executive coach, there are lots of actionable items in here that could be put into practice immediately. As a human being there were also lots of actionable items that I could put into place to improve the relationships with in my family and friends.
Brené Brown struck a chord with me. That she reads her own book was not a choice. It is a must for this book.
Because what this book is about and what makes it so valuable is that Brené is out there. Daring to lead. In a clear way. And—one of my insights: »clear is kind«. (l tend to zigzag to comfort people to a degree that is not serving my very purpose.)
Just one other principle that stuck out to me: she provides a long list of values and argues that it worth picking just one to two key values and think about how the others are derived from these. And she is right. (Another insight: I was perplexed how conservative my two key results sounded at first. However, me living into these two derive and shape all the others of my values, those which sound far less conservative.)
All these insights do not come in a theoretical framework but by actionable information and story telling.
Hence I'm sure, you will learn a lot about yourself by reading or listening to this book—among other things how to dare to lead.
Really original, new content, that isn't avaliable in every other self help book out there. A new, and important way to think about leadership, and personal growth. Brene is genuine, honest, and vulnerable. I absolutely love all of her work!
I love all of Brene's work, yet this one is truly a masterpiece in my opinion. Brene does such a brilliant job of breaking down behaviors and emotions into tangible talking points that makes it so easy for someone like me to immediately implement what she is saying into my life. I especially enjoyed the section on values and how they show up in our lives. Values underpin every decision we make, so of course they need to be understood and reckoned with. Brene shows us how her values show up in her life in good ways and in not so good ways. She also teaches us how to rumble with our stories and how to come out the other side with stronger more viable relationships -- such good stuff! I plan to read and reread this book often until I can full incorporate it's teachings into my leadership roles in life. I was truly sad on my commute this morning when Brene's voice wrapped up the book -- I did not want it to end!
the essence of being a great human! amazing stuff about being a better person all the way around! I will listen to this untill it sets in! crying and lonely for all the right reasons and this book confirms it!
With every new book this author writes, I am inspired and renewed to keep living a brave and daring life. Dare to Lead is a great culmination of all of her previous work and can be applied in your personal life as well as professional. Just the language alone has helped me tremendously and I appreciate how the author caters to the listener of audiobooks and has download-able PDFs available on her website if you want to further study and apply the wisdom shared in it.
She does it again and this time focusing on those professional fears we have every day. This book will most likely help you see things in a different and better way. She does a great job adding a couple personal notes that aren’t in the book. It’s not in addition, just clearly guiding focus on what would be easier to read on paper. Overall I recommend this to anyone in any walk of life, especially those in school or work. If the word perfect is in your vocabulary, this book is for you.