Thanks to all who tuned in and participated in our Virtual Business Book read and Panel Discussion. We had a lively discussion on “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown led by our panel and moderated by Mike Daso. 

“Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown is a New York Times best seller:  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.  

Discussion panelists include:

Emma Petrie Barcelona  – President, Lakewood City Schools Board of Education

Allison Urbanek -Housing and Internal Operations Director – LakewoodAlive

Jeanette Berger –  Director, University of Akron, Lakewood

Sponsored by:

Presented by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Education Task Force

Digital and hard copies of “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown are available through the Lakewood Public Library.