Book Club – Dare to lead: bold work, tough conversations, whole hearts

Date and time
Thursday, 6 March 2025, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (GMT)
Virtual event.
About this event
Duration: 1 hour.
Thursday, 6 March 2025, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (GMT)

“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

The third session of the Leading to Change Book Club will be featuring ‘Dare to Lead’ by Brené Brown, which features on the reading list for a number of our leadership programmes and a firm favourite with Leading to Change community.

Whether you have already read the book, you are interested in reading it or finding out more about it; this is a space were you are welcome to engage and join the conversation.

About the Book: Dare to Lead – Brené Brown (

An online copy of this book is available via the Knowledge Network. Anyone who helps to deliver publicly funded health or social care in Scotland is eligible to access and create an Open Athens account.

Free, optional, resources for your consideration:

To Watch:

  • A TED Talk from the author (20 mins)

To Read

About the book club

Our aim is to create a flexible learning space for leaders at all levels, who appreciate books and reading as part of their continuous leadership development. A cosy space to promote, celebrate and enhance the valuable role of books to our personal growth, self-leadership and critical thinking. 

We will be using the following format to facilitate this 1-hour session:

Welcome and setting the scene  
Discussion in small groups:  

– What interested you in this book?
– Share an insight that resonated with you
– Share one thing you will do or think about differently as a result?  
Larger group discussion  
Collating our ‘5 Leadership Bookmarks’ as a group

Bring a cuppa, a curious mind and join us in conversation!

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