I’ve been enjoying Brene Brown’s new book Dare to Lead. As 2019 is my year of intentional leadership, I was attracted to the title. The resource is an excellent fit, complete with an online workbook to self-assess my skills while hearing the author’s astute analysis and captivating stories. Honestly, I have often resisted and dismissed the idea of being a leader because I have seen too many poor examples. I associated the concept of “leadership” with inept systems and/or manipulation. I previously held this worldview so close that I failed to fully see and appreciate many positive examples of leadership in my life. To be clear, I still see leadership crises in many situations. But now, I’m willing to make leadership contributions and I’m more prepared with the tools in Dare to Lead.