Crib sheet: Qualitative researcher and Christian speaker Brené Brown, Ph.D., became a best-selling author and TED Talk phenom by advising leaders to be vulnerable. Now, she says, you must spend time with failure in her new book, “Rising Strong.” Expect a compilation of data and stories from 24,000 people in different professions—including military personnel, teachers and leaders of Fortune 500 companies—about “the process of regaining our emotional footing in the midst of struggle,” reads the introduction. If a conference or meeting doesn’t go quite right (or even misses the mark miserably), spend some quality time reviewing the missteps—and this book. Misery loves company, after all.
Best line: “That messy middle is where leaders are born.”
You may have missed her at: Town Hall Seattle; Jewish Community Center of San Francisco; Thad’s Church; Christ Church Charlotte; Catalyst Atlanta; Emerging Women Live in San Francisco
Photo: Brown at Catalyst Conference 2015 in Atlanta