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Dare to Lead

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Number-one New York Times best seller. Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.  Don’t miss the hour-long Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! Named one of the best books of the year by Bloomberg. Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas and has the courage to develop that potential.   When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it's necessary to do good work.   But daring leadership in a culture that’s defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start.   Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question:   How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?  In this new audiobook, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions have come to expect and love. Brown writes, “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.” Whether you’ve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this audiobook is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

©2018 Brené Brown (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Brené Brown
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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Daring Greatly

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The number one New York Times best seller. One million copies sold! From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.  “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 at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” (Theodore Roosevelt) Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on 12 years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.  Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”  Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena - whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.  Includes a Bonus PDF with an appendix. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2012 Brené Brown (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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Braving the Wilderness

1408 ratings

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Number-one New York Times best seller  A timely and important new audiobook that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the number one best-selling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection.  Hello Sunshine book club pick  “True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.  Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.”  Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.”

©2017 Brené Brown (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Brené Brown
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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Rising Strong

690 ratings

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Number one New York Times best seller. When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people - from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents - shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, what do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion, and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort. Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are. One of Greater Good's favorite books of the year. “[Brené Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate.... Brené empowers us each to be a little more courageous.” (The Huffington Post)

©2015 Brené Brown (P)2015 Random House Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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The Gifts of Imperfection, 10th Anniversary Edition

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The 10th-anniversary edition of the game-changing number one New York Times best seller, featuring a new foreword. For more than a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. And what's now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in 35 different languages across the globe.  What transforms this book from words to effective daily practices are the 10 guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.  Brené writes, "This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, 'My story matters because I matter.' Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance." 

©2020 Brené Brown (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Battleborne

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Max was a professional soldier, and extremely good at his job. Right up until it killed him.  At the moment of his death, he meets Hildi the Valkyrie, and is given three options. Serve Odin in Valhalla as one of the Einherjar, fighting each day and celebrating each night until the battle of Ragnarok. Accept his death as final, and end his existence. Or be reincarnated as a Battleborne on a random unknown world.  Max chooses to gamble! To live a new life, whatever that might entail. Favored with a blessing of the Valkyries, who gift him with an unusual bloodline, he is reborn on a world of magic and monsters. In fact, his own new body is half monster!  Thrust into the world with nothing but a canvas diaper, sharp teeth, and claws, Max must use his skills as a soldier to improvise and survive. There are no respawns, and at level zero, nearly everything can kill him.  With his new status as one of the Battleborne, much is expected of Max. Dangerous and difficult quests are presented to him, and the loot ranges from filthy goblin loincloths to epic weapons!  Join Max as he learns to navigate his new life, struggling with the instincts of his monster bloodlines, and taking advantage of them at the same time.

©2020 Dave Willmarth (P)2020 Mountaindale Press

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Braver sa nature sauvage

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L'auteur des best-sellers du New York Times La grâce de l'imperfection et Comment affronter l'adversité revient avec un nouveau succès ! Le spécialiste des sciences sociales Brené Brown a initié une conversation mondiale sur les expériences qui donnent un sens à nos vies - des expériences de courage, de vulnérabilité, d'amour, d'appartenance, de honte et d'empathie. Dans Braver sa nature sauvage, Brown redéfinit ce que signifie vraiment appartenir dans notre époque de polarisation accrue. Avec son style reconnaissable de narration composé des données de la recherche scientifique, de sa propre expérience, et d'honnêteté, Brown change à nouveau la conversation culturelle tout en traçant un chemin clair vers une véritable appartenance. Après avoir écouté ce livre audio, vous allez découvrir quatre pratiques de la véritable appartenance : Les gens sont difficiles à haïr de près. Rapprochez-vous ; Contrez les conneries avec la vérité. Soyez poli ; Tenez-vous la main. Avec des étrangers ; Un dos solide. Un devant doux. Un cœur sauvage. Dans une culture qui regorge de perfectionnisme et avec l'érosion de la civilité, il est facile de rester silencieux, de se cacher dans nos bunkers idéologiques, ou de se conformer plutôt que d'être soi-même et de braver le désert de l'incertitude et de la critique. Mais la véritable appartenance n'est pas quelque chose que nous négocions ou accomplissons avec les autres, c'est une pratique quotidienne qui exige de l'intégrité et de l'authenticité. C'est un engagement personnel que nous portons dans nos cœurs.

©2017 / 2018 Titre Original : "Braving the Wilderness. The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone." Brené Brown, Random House / Béliveau Éditeur. Boucherville, Québec, Canada (P)2020 ABP Edition

Narrator: Sylvie Pardon
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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Baumgartners Boxed Set 2

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What do you get in the Baumgartners Box Set 2? The Baumgartners Plus One Letters to the Baumgartners Baumgarter Generations: Janie The Baumgartners Plus One When Danielle Stuart meets the Baumgartners, her life doesn't need to get any more complicated. Studying Italian on scholarship at the University of Michigan, Dani is haunted by a horrible tragedy that her husband, Mason, simply can't come to terms with. But when she meets Carrie Baumgartner and then her handsome husband, Doc, she finds her attraction to the couple irresistible, no matter how complicated things might get. While the two women bond over being childless and yet surrounded by children in the university's married housing complex, it's Doc Baumgartner who really brings them together with a game-changing idea that serves to reshape all of their lives. Letters to the Baumgartners Danielle Stuart is spending a year abroad studying in Venice, the most romantic place on earth. But while Danielle loves the language, she's not interested in love itself. Not until she meets a handsome Italian gondolier named Nico. He's got his eye on her, and Danielle simply can't resist his flirtatious charms. But when her ex-husband, Mason, shows up on her doorstep looking to reconcile, she finds herself with a dizzying dilemma. Finding herself torn between the two men, desperate Dani writes to her former lovers in hopes they might help her clarify her muddled emotions. Will the Baumgartners and their polyamorous insight give her the courage she needs to choose? Baumgartner Generations: Janie Janie Baumgartner has big dreams of trying to make it as a writer in New York, and between that and her job as a nanny, working for family friends Ronnie and TJ, her life is incredibly full. That's when she meets him. In spite of the compromising situation, Josh, who just happens to be an agent, sees great potential in her - and not just as an author. Josh finds Janie utterly irresistible, and he's the kind of man who aggressively pursues what he wants. But - plot twist - Janie is already in a complicated polyamorous relationship with her benefactors. What happens when she finally reveals this to Josh? Will she lose him? Will she be forced to make an impossible choice? Or will she find that the capacity for the human heart to love is indeed endless?

©2015 Selena Kitt (P)2015 Selena Kitt

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