Packed with practical tips, exercises, and real-life examples.
Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential through Secure Base Leadership is the new book by experts George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe. Find out more about it here and order your copy today.

Logo copyHave you ever been led by someone who cared for you deeply, and dared you to achieve more than you ever thought possible for yourself, your organization, and even society? Care to Dare explains how becoming a secure base leader releases extraordinary potential in others and frees them from the fears that hold them back. From extensive interviews with executives from all over the world, as well as from surveys with more than a thousand executives, the book reveals the nine characteristics that Secure Base Leaders display on a daily basis. The research shows that a primary difference between a successful leader and a failed leader is the presence or absence of secure bases in his or her life.

Explaining the thinking behind secure bases and its roots in attachment theory, the book refers to the need for a person to have both people and goals as secure bases to ensure a healthy approach to life. Part of the Warren Bennis leadership series, Care to Dare will take you on a journey where you will discover your own secure bases, past and present, and determine how you can be a secure base for other people in your life at work and at home.

The message for leaders is that by valuing both relationships and results, by caring enough to dare, you, your teams and your organization can Play to Win.

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  • Testimonials

    I wondered if George Kohlreiser could create a worthy sequel to his masterful Hostage at the Table. Well, he, Susan and Duncan have, and then some! I love the concept of Secure Base Leadership. Genius in its simplicity, this book shows us that the Secure Base Leader provides a combination of safety and risk that creates the only possible means to success at innovation. Innovate or die’ is the seminal characteristic of today’s environment; Care to Dare is the key.
    Tom Peters, co-author, In SearchExcellence
  • Reasons to Buy

    • Contains practical application steps you can take to become a Secure Base Leader
    • Packed with stories showing examples of Secure Base Leadership from all areas of life
    • Shares ways to develop the nine characteristics of Secure Base Leaders
    • Includes suggestions for improving your leadership skills at individual, team and organizational levels
    • Chapters have Key Learning Points, Tips and FAQs to aid understanding and application
    • Material drawn from both research and practical experience with thousands of executives across the world
    • Recommended by renowned leadership authors such as Daniel Goleman, Marshall Goldsmith, Tom Peters, David Rock, Bill George & Warren Bennis

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  • About the Authors

    The co-authors of Care to Dare have worked closely together for a number of years. Find out more about each of them.

    About the Authors

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    Not sold yet? Download the preview sample (PDF, 4.2 MB) complete with cover artwork, table of contents, and several sample pages.

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