The Nyla Summer 2023 book club selection is “Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts” by Brene Brown. In this acclaimed NYT bestseller, Brown explores what makes a true and daring leader.
As she explores in her book, being a leader isn’t about having (or pretending to have) all the right answers. It’s about being brave enough to have difficult conversations, ask questions, and to stay curious in an effort to learn and grow. Effective leaders are able to recognize and cultivate potential in those around them. Successful leaders shouldn’t be measured by the power they wield, but by the courage they show. In Brown’s no-nonsense, straightforward style, she explains how to be a brave leader with clear, actionable tools backed by thoughtful research.
According to Brown, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.”