#95: Best of – 8 Lessons Learned from Brene Brown

My podcast on Brene Brown is one of my most popular. Her message is particularly relevant given the times we're in.

Brene — I feel like I can call her Brene because I feel like we could totally be friends — is a soulful storyteller who firmly grounds her stories in data she collects. Her wisdom on vulnerability and relationships will leave you wanting to devour all of her books and listen to all of her TED Talks.

Below I've updated the links to reflect the current resources available through this website.





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The Gifts of Imperfection – Have you ever heard that little voice inside you keeping you small? Maybe you even believed it? This book is for you.

Daring Greatly – Brene focusses on how we can create connection through vulnerability in this book. It's awkward and uncomfortable, but she somehow makes it comfortable because she's so open about her own experiences and resistance to vulnerability.

Rising Strong – In this book she talks about working through discomfort and leaning into emotion. This is the book where she made the discovery that people are just doing the best they can (even if it's difficult for us to muster this belief).

Braving the Wilderness – Here she has great conversations about how we're disconnecting with one another, why we're doing it, and what we can do to change things. If you've ever been appalled at how people treat one another on social media, and maybe even found yourself engaging, you'll find this book fascinating.

Dare to Lead – This is her latest book focusing on how we can bring the concepts she discusses in her books to our workplaces. “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.”



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