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Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown
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“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.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“People are opting out of vital conversations about diversity and inclusivity because they fear looking wrong, saying something wrong, or being wrong. Choosing our own comfort over hard conversations is the epitome of privilege, and it corrodes trust and moves us away from meaningful and lasting change.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“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.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“Show up for people in pain and don’t look away.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“Daring leaders work to make sure people can be themselves and feel a sense of belonging.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again…who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“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.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“trust is in fact earned in the smallest of moments.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“We fail the minute we let someone else define success for us.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“Living BIG (boundaries, integrity, and generosity).”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“Rather than spending a reasonable amount of time proactively acknowledging and addressing the fears and feelings that show up during change and upheaval, we spend an unreasonable amount of time managing problematic behaviors.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“No trust, no connection.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“Diminishing trust caused by a lack of connection and empathy.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“Only when diverse perspectives are included, respected, and valued can we start to get a full picture of the world:”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“Mastery requires feedback.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“the only thing I know for sure after all of this research is that if you’re going to dare greatly, you’re going to get your ass kicked at some point. If you choose courage, you will absolutely know failure, disappointment, setback, even heartbreak. That’s why we call it courage. That’s why it’s so rare.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“Feeding people half-truths or bullshit to make them feel better (which is almost always about making ourselves feel more comfortable) is unkind”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“People, people, people are just people, people, people.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“There is an incredibly important, uncomfortable, and brave discussion that every single leader and every organization in the world should be having about privilege.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“To the conspiratorial mind, shit never just happens.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“Somewhere along the way, they adopted this dangerous and debilitating belief system: I am what I accomplish and how well I accomplish it. Please. Perform. Perfect. Prove. Healthy striving is self-focused: How can I improve? Perfectionism is other-focused: What will people think? Perfectionism is a hustle.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“In either case, if you come across an explanation of vulnerability that doesn’t include setting boundaries or being clear on intentions, proceed with caution. Vulnerability for vulnerability’s sake is not effective, useful, or smart.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“neuroscientist Antonio Damasio reminds us, “We are not necessarily thinking machines. We are feeling machines that think.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“So often, when someone is in pain, we’re afraid to say, “Yes, this hurts. Yes, this is a big deal. Yes, this sucks.” We think our job is to make things better, so we minimize the pain.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“build a culture of trust.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“If you have more than three priorities, you have no priorities”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“power with multiplies individual talents, knowledge, and resources to make a larger impact.”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“I haven’t been in a company in five years where people aren’t whispering, “This is great, but, um, how do we talk about race?”
Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

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