Dare to Lead - Brené Brown (Summary)

How can you become a more effective leader? How can you become more courageous? This mind map shares the key takeaways of the book "Dare to Lead".

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1. About the Book

1.1. Published

1.1.1. October 2018

1.1.2. Random House

1.2. Author

1.2.1. Brené Brown Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington - Brené Brown Endowed Chair. She is the author of 5 #1 New York Times Bestsellers

1.2.2. Website

1.2.3. Twitter

1.3. Get it on Amazon

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3. Dr. Brené Brown on SuperSoul, talking about transcending failure and RISING STRONG.


4.1. noun

4.2. Anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential.

5. Which Questions Does This Book Answer?

5.1. How can I become a more effective leader?

5.2. How can I lead with courage?

5.3. How do the most courageous leaders think and behave?

5.4. Why does vulnerability lead to innovation?

6. Vulnerability

6.1. Is the emotion that accompanies risk and uncertainty

6.2. Does NOT equal weakness

6.2.1. Acts of courage always require you to first put yourself in a position of vulnerability

6.3. Is an asset for innovation and creativity

6.3.1. Successful innovation requires some failures along the way

6.4. What makes you feel vulnerable?

7. Truthful Feedback

7.1. Courageous leaders give and ask for honest feedback

7.1.1. Being clear is being kind

7.2. Enter into all conversations with a spirit of clarity and honesty

7.2.1. Clear communication is more productive in the long run

7.3. Learn to really listen to subordinates' feelings and fears

8. Core Values

8.1. Courageous leaders have clear values that they can fall back on in times of uncertainty and struggle.

8.1.1. Your core values can support and guide you through the darkness

8.2. Take the time to ask youself

8.2.1. What are your core values?

8.3. Whittle down the list to 2 values

8.3.1. Long lists become meaningless words, whereas 2 values are still actionable

9. Trust

9.1. Most of us think of ourselves as trustworthy, but only trust a small number of others


9.2.1. Boundaries Respecting boundaries & feeling comfortable enough to point out boundaries

9.2.2. Reliability Doing what we say we will

9.2.3. Accountability Taking ownership of our mistakes

9.2.4. Vault Keeping information that was shared with us to ourselves

9.2.5. Integrity Choosing courage instead of comfort Practicing what we preach

9.2.6. Non-judgment Not judging others for what they tell us

9.2.7. Generosity Being generous in our interpretation of the words, actions and intentions of others

9.3. Implement these behaviors to become a successful, trustworthy leader!

10. Perfectionism

10.1. Is one of the most pervasive types of self-protection

10.1.1. It's not about striving for excellence

10.1.2. It's more about trying to win approval

10.2. To become a daring leader, you must rid yourself of perfectionism

10.2.1. Simply focus on yourself

10.2.2. Ask yourself how you can improve, rather than looking for other people's approval