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Care to Dare is recommended to those who are interested in developing as leaders, especially in terms of their soft skills. If nothing else, it s worth reading for the fact it dares to champion the increasingly overlooked idea that leaders can be nice people too. (Edge Magazine, 10th July 2012)

A readable compendium of psychological theories of human motivation, inspirational stories and self-development tips. (HR, August 2012)

Offers and innovative and thought provoking interpretation of a well-established theme. (Engineering & Technology Magazine, September 2012)

The book s ideas are clearly expressed and greatly enhanced by numerous examples and anecdotes drawn from the authors experiences. (Times Higher Education Supplement, August 30th 2012)

An unusual take on leadership that works well. (Management Today, October 2012) full of well-presented, readable and useful material (Professional Manager, November 2012)

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Care to Dare shows you how you to unleash the astonishing potential of the people around you by building the trust, delivering the change, and inspiring the focus that underpin sustainable high performance. You do so by becoming a “Secure Base Leader” who reduces anxiety and increases healthy risk-taking. Secure Base Leadership works at the personal, team and organizational levels. It is not just a set of skills (the “doing”). It is first and foremost a way of being. You care enough to dare people to reach for their dreams, and in the process, you can return to your very humanity. 

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (July 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119961572
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119961574
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Note: Howard Schultz's admonitions provide an appropriate introduction to what follows.

The last tine I checked, Amazon offers 85,860 books on leadership for sale and 26,147 of them focus on business leadership. Why another? I offer two reasons. First, people have their own thoughts and experiences to share and at least a few of them summon the energy and determination as well as the talent required to write a book about them. Also, I think each book should be judged on its own merits. An 11th-century French monk, Bernard of Chartres (not Isaac Newton) was the first to suggest, "We are like dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants." The most prominent authorities on leadership during the last 50 years (such as Warren Bennis, Ron Heifetz, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, Jeffrey Pfeffer, and John Maxwell) once stood atop the shoulders of their own "giants." And so do George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy, and Duncan Coombe in this book as they explain how aspiring leaders can unleash "astonishing potential through Secure Base Leadership."

They identify nine characteristics that Secure Base Leaders demonstrate each day in their relationships with others. None is a head-snapper, nor do they make any such claim. However, all are essential to effective leadership and the co-authors devote a separate chapter to each. Early in the book, they define some basic terms. "For the purposes of leadership development, we define a secure base as: a person, place, goal or object that provides a sense of protection, safety and caring [begin italics] and [end italics] offers a source of inspiration and energy for daring, exploration, risk taking and seeking challenge." They define Secure Base Leadership as a means by which to provide all that to others.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jaya on August 16, 2012
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Care to Dare is a must read. Kohlrieser, Goldsworthy and Coombe have distilled through their research, nine characteristics of secure based leadership. They make the case for both, having and being a secure base leader, that's someone who believes in you and encourages you to take risks to achieve your potential. They take the reader through a journey of self-discovery and reflection and make a compelling case for humanizing leadership.
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The first book from George Kohlrieser "Hostage at the Table" was part of the welcome package that attendees received at IMD (Lausanne, CH) attending a one weeklong leadership program called "High Performance Leadership" (HPL). Since the author was the teaching Professor, it made sense though I didn't pay much attention to it initially.
In short, the program had great impact on my leadership capabilities, my career and my personal life. The HPL program as well as the book "Hostage at the Table" is based on his teaching principle of Secure Base Leadership.
I was so impressed by the power of Secure Base Leadership and Dr. Kohlrieser as a coach that I decided to attend the second program that Dr. Kohlrieser is offering called "Advanced High Performance Leadership" (AHPL). The experience and learning's from AHPL were exceptional and transformed my live.
During that week at AHPL, I had the opportunity to not only working with George again but in addition to work with Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe who are incredible coaches as well.
When I learned that George, Susan and Duncan released the book "Care to Dare", I could not wait to read it.
The power of the book is linked to the extensive experience George, Susan and Duncan have individually and as a team. The many years of leadership coaching, academic research and hands on experience makes the book very strong.
I have been allowed to interact with the team for days and experienced first hand the impact and power that comes form their teaching principle of Secure Base Leadership. When I read the book, I felt like being back in the room with George, Susan and Duncan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chen Zhao on September 12, 2012
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This is my first EVER review of anything on Amazon, and definitely the first book review. I have read many books, but none prompted me to actually spend my precious time to write a review. This book is worth it. I have to admit I did not expect it to attract me to read every line. Usually I am skeptical of "self-help"-like books. I am also skeptical of what one can actually do about improving leadership skills. I expected myself to read a few lines from each chapter, skimming it, and call it done.

But I ended up reading EVERY line so far (30% through) and I am anxious to read more. I am actually thinking "omg, this is so true" throughout the reading. This book helped me to pin point exactly why some managers I had were good and some were not. It helped me realize where I was not effective as a leader to my reports and where I was.

Most unexpectedly and a huge bonus is that this book is great for a parent who is eager to figure out how to lead their children to success. I can easily apply the advice to how I should build a relationship with my young sons so that they are set up for success later in life. Personally I struggle with the care and dare balance when it comes to my children and this book enlightened me.

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I finished the book a while ago (read everything, whenever I had free time) and now finally get the time to complete the review. One more thing I would say about this book is that the research behind it was very thorough. The authors are true academics who have the ability to distill the essense from volumes of previous academic works as well as primary research so that readers of this book can stand on the shoulders of giants. I feel that by reading this book, I benefited from all the materials that the authors researched.
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