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Influential business book “Care to Dare” now released in Japanese

The book by George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe examines secure base leadership
September 2018

IMD is pleased to announce the release of the Japanese version of “Care to Dare”, the book that lays the foundation of concepts used in IMD’s highly successful High Performance Leadership (HPL) program.

Have you ever been led by someone who cared for you like family, and dared you to achieve more than you ever thought possible for yourself, your organization, and even society?

Award-winning author of Hostage at the Table, George Kohlrieser, Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe, explain how becoming a secure base leader releases extraordinary potential in others.

Part of the Warren Bennis leadership series Care to Dare shows you how to become a Secure Base Leader so that you release your followers from the fears that get in the way of their performance. It shows you how you can unleash astonishing potential by building the trust, delivering the change, and inspiring the focus that underpins sustainable high performance.

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.

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.

Get the Japanese version of Care to Dare here.

The English version is available here.

George Kohlrieser is an organizational and clinical psychologist. He is Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD. He is also a Police Psychologist and Hostage Negotiator focusing on aggression management and hostage negotiations.

Susan Goldsworthy is Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at IMD. She is also co-author of award-winning book Choosing Change.

Duncan Coombe is Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Leadership at IMD.

Naoshi Takatsu, IMD representative in Tokyo, orchestrated the release of the Japanese version.   

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