53 Inspiring Quotes from Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

Dare to Lead is a book in which the author Brené Brown challenges all of us to become leaders and take ownership and responsibility of our lives.

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Inspiring Quotes from Dare to Lead


Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Show up for people in pain and don’t look away. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Empathy is infinite and renewable. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


A brave leader is not someone who is armed with all the answers. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


There is absolutely no innovation without failure. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Courage is contagious. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Self-kindness is self-empathy. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


We fail the minute we let someone else define success for us. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Cynicism and sarcasm are bad in person, and even worse when they travel through email and text. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Choosing what’s right over what’s easy has become my mantra. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Silence is not brave leadership, and silence is not a component of brave cultures. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

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Best Quotes from Dare to Lead

We just can’t fill a self-worth gap by leading and using power over people. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Perfectionism and fear are keeping people from learning and growing. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Our ability to be daring leaders will never be greater than our capacity for vulnerability. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Shame is the most corrosive thing in work culture, as it changes the belief of who we can be and what we can do better. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Living BIG (boundaries, integrity, and generosity). ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Write a new ending for yourself, for the people you’re meant to serve and support, and for your culture. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Inspirational Quotes from Dare to Lead

A brave leader is someone who says I see you. I hear you. I don’t have all the answers, but I’m going to keep listening and asking questions. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


The less we talk about shame, the more control it has over our lives. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Leaders must either invest a reasonable amount of time attending to fears and feelings or squander an unreasonable amount of time trying to manage ineffective and unproductive behavior. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


When we fix the wrong thing for the wrong reason, the same problems continue to surface. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

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).


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).

Once everyone understands their vale, we stop hustling for worthiness and lean into our gifts. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Powerful Quotes from Dare to Lead

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).


Self awareness and self-love matter. Who we are is how we lead. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Daring leadership is ultimately about serving other people, not ourselves. That’s why we choose courage. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


If you have more than three priorities, you have no priorities. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

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).


Trust is in fact earned in the smallest of moments. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Talk to yourself the way you’d talk to someone you love. Most of us shame, belittle, and criticize ourselves in ways we’d never think of doing to others. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

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).


Daring leaders must care for and be connected to the people they lead. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

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).


Daring leaders who live into their values are never silent about hard things. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Empathy is connecting to the feeling under the experience, not the experience itself. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Choose courage over comfort. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Famous Quotes from Dare to Lead


Seek first to understand, then to be understood. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion, I’m not interested in or open to your feedback. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Daring leaders work to make sure people can be themselves and feel a sense of belonging. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

We desperately need more leaders who are committed to courageous, wholehearted leadership and who are self-aware enough to lead from their hearts, rather than unevolved leaders who lead from hurt and fear. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Daring is not saying “I’m willing to risk failure.” Daring is saying “I know I will eventually fail, and I’m still all in. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


Knowledge is only rumor until it lives in the bones. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

At some point, if everything on the list is important, then nothing is truly a driver for you. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


The level of collective courage in an organization is the absolute best predictor of that organization’s ability to be successful. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

Wise Quotes from Dare to Lead

To be the person who we long to be – we must be vulnerable. We must take off the armor, put down the weapons, show up, and let ourselves be seen. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


There is nothing more uncertain than the creative process, and there is absolutely no innovation without failure. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).


We need to trust to be vulnerable, and we need to be vulnerable in order to build trust. ~ Brené Brown (Dare to Lead).

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).

Mastery requires feedback. ~ Brené Brown.

So these were the 53 great quotes from Dare to Lead book by Brené Brown.

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