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

Just read “Care To DARE”. One of the authors of this book is the amazing Susan Goldsworthy. Susan was my coach and communications consultant when I worked at Philip Morris International and we have stayed in touch ever since. Her approach to communications is tied closely to leadership, and she helped me understand that it is extremely difficult for professional communicators to do their work properly if they are not supported by true leadership at the top (what the authors call “Secure Base Leaders”). I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

Edna Yahil DirectorCommunications

This is an important book with a message that is central to the challenge of developing better leaders. In short, being personal, connecting on a human level, really matters. George has done a great job of explaining how and why this matters so much if you want to lead others effectively.

David Rock, cofounder, The NeuroLeadership Institute, and authorYour Brain at Work

If you read only one book on leadership, it should be Care to Dare by George Kohlreiser, Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe. In describing Secure Base Leadership, they take the development of authentic leaders to a much deeper level. Filled with actionable advice, they show leaders how to discover their secure bases in order to sustain their effectiveness and enable their teammates to do so as well.

Bill George, Harvard Business School and former chief executive officerMedtronic

This book will not only help you learn – it will help you act! A book for leaders across all cultures, its message is clear – Care enough to Dare and you will transform teams, organizations and business culture.

Marshall Goldsmith, authorMOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and America’s preeminent executive coach (Fast Company magazine)

Care to Dare presents a unique, indepth new outlook on leadership. Full of fascinating, diverse examples this book is well-researched and practical!

Devora Zack, authorManaging for People Who Hate Managing

Secure Base Leadership works at both a personal and professional level. George, Susan and Duncan have identified nine characteristics that can make a real difference to the performance and impact of any leader.

Andrew Milton, COOConstance Hotels

I have found Secure Base Leadership to be a powerful concept that has practical applications for any business. When leaders Care to Dare, they can build higher levels of engagement and deliver more creativity & innovation for their organization

Søren K. Vilby, President & CEO, Nielsen & Nielsen HoldingsDenmark

Secure Base Leadership is powerful, as much in your private life as in your professional endeavours. Kohlrieser, Goldsworthy and Coombe’s captivating book makes a compelling case for the need to have, and to be, a Secure Base. Their clear prose and relevant examples bring the concept to life, empowering all of us to become better leaders.

Nick Shreiber, Former President and CEOThe Tetra Pak Group

Care to Dare ties together the essential and very human elements of leadership into a program you can make work. Read this powerful and very readable book. It will help you see your strengths and weaknesses as a leader and will help you grow as a person.

John A. Davis, Faculty ChairFamilies in Business Program Harvard Business School
  • 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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  • 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

    Purchase a copy now

  • 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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