Now that I have read so, so many books, how can there be more? But there are. I get tons of requests from friends wanting to know what I’m reading, what’s good, what is worth the time? These are three great new finds? I hope you enjoy them as much as I.
The Gifts of Imperfection—Be you. Daring Greatly—Be all in. Rising Strong—Fall. Get up. Try again. Here is just a simple overview of these. The Gifts is always a good place to start. This is its 10th year, truly, in hardback publication. It has also been launched in audiobook format. Dare to Lead is putting Daring Greatly and Rising Strong into practice at work. It’s tactical, actionable, and great for team/group/org reads. There are free downloadable workbooks and tools on the Dare to Lead Hub.
Braving the Wilderness is a book about belonging in a polarized culture and it stands on its own. You can read it anywhere in the progression. I Thought It Was Just Me was Brown’s first book and is a deep dive into women and shame. But if you want truly detailed information on women and the shame many of us have, start with The Gifts then move to I Thought It Was Just Me. If you want something focused on courage and vulnerability, or something which talks about applying “the work” at work – start with Daring Greatly. If you’re looking for a “I-was-brave-and-got-my-heart-broken-or-my-ass-kicked” book – well, let’s toast being brave, shall we? Courage is contagious even when you think you have failed. Then you will find thatDaring Greatly gets you to Rising Strong ASAP. Daring Greatly reminds you that your true vulnerability was courage and Rising Strong gives you some ideas about how to deal with all of the stories we make up and keep in the back of our minds when we’re dusting ourselves off.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I have! Ronnee Strickland