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Stop Playing Safe: How to be braver in your work, leadership and life

Stop Playing Safe: How to be braver in your work, leadership and life

by Margie Warrell

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Overview

Today's culture of fear has magnified our sensitivity to risk. Yet it can keep you living too safely; holding you back from taking the very actions required to enjoy a more (not less) secure and rewarding future. In this fully updated edition of Stop Playing Safe, Dr Margie Warrell combines road-tested advice from trailbiazing leaders, new research and fresh insights to seize the opportunities that lay beyond your 'safety zone'. Margie's practical wisdom will help you: get 'on purpose' and unlock the potential fear has held hostage, upgrade your mental maps to get unstuck and thrive under pressure, transform your toughest challenges into your greatest growth, nail those hard conversations you've been avoiding, be a braver leader who emboldens others to think bigger, learn faster, and accomplish more. It's time to act with courage. The life you most want is riding on it.



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ISBN-13: 9780730394587
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/09/2021
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

DR MARGIE WARRELL has broken ranks with comfort countless times since her childhood in rural Australia. A leading authority on human potential, keynote speaker and 5x bestselling author, Margie is trusted by forward-leaning brands — NASA, Google, Amazon, Deloitte and Salesforce — to deliver transformative programs that normalise courage and fuel growth.
More at margiewarrell.com

Table of Contents

About Margie ix

Preface xi

Introduction xiii

Part I Core Courage Build Your Foundation 1

1 Know Your Why Decide how you will measure success 3

2 Lean Towards Risk The odds are better than you think 21

3 Be Trustworthy Align bold action with right action 49

Part II Working Courage Unlock Dormant Potential 65

4 Speak Bravely Embrace the discomfort of crucial conversations 67

5 Learn, Unlearn and Relearn The thinking that got you here won't get you there 87

6 Embrace Setbacks Transform adversity to rise to higher ground 109

7 Lead Bravely Cultivate a culture that fuels courage, not fear 135

Part III Take Courage Set Yourself Up for Success! 159

8 Back Yourself Don't wait to feel brave … take the leap! 161

Acknowledgements 177

Index 179

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From the Publisher

In today’s play-it-safe culture, this is a must-read book for anyone who wants to take smarter risks that elevate themselves and others to higher ground. If fear of failing or falling short has ever held you back, this book is for you. Buy it. Read it. Take the leap!

— MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, THINKERS50 WORLD #1 EXECUTIVE COACH & LEADERSHIP THINKER

Creating a better world requires courage. Stop Playing Safe gives you a roadmap to take the bold action required to move ahead in a world where uncertainty and acceleration are equal realities. If you’re looking for an inspired step forward in leadership and life this book is a must read!

—MAYA HARI, VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS, TWITTER

Margie is a true expert on the science of success. Her new book is both inspiring and practical. It’s a powerful manual for creating the life of your dreams.

—SIIMON REYNOLDS, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF WHY PEOPLE FAIL

Margie Warrell provides powerful and practical advice for overcoming our innate fear of risk and vulnerability. It bears reading and re-reading for all who strive to become their best selves.

—DR GORDON LIVINGSTON, AUTHOR OF TOO SOON OLD, TOO LATE SMART

Adapting to change and taking chances are critical to your success. This book will help you with both. Get it, read it, enjoy the results.

—JON GORDON, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE ENERGY BUS AND THE SEED

Stop Playing Safe provides a roadmap to navigate uncertainty and find the courage to create meaningful changes in your workplace, career and life.

—REBECCA HEINO, PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT, MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

One look at the title of my last book, and then this one, should tell you why I like it! Stop Playing Safe will help you harness the courage to take the risks that make sense —and give you the success you want.

—RANDY GAGE, AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER RISKY IS THE NEW SAFE

Stop Playing Safe is more than a book; it’s a reference guide for living a full and courageous life. It’s one of those rare books that is at once original, inspirational and above all, useful. Margie Warrell is a leading voice in the courage building movement and Stop Playing Safe proves that too much safety can be a dangerous thing.

—BILL TREASURER, PRESIDENT OF GIANT LEAP CONSULTING AND AUTHOR OF COURAGE GOES TO WORK

Practical, powerful and inspiring. In uncertain times, it’s a guidebook you absolutely must read as it spells out exactly how to handle your challenges and find the confidence to speak up and get ahead in the new economy. Everyone in your company should read it!

—SUZI POMERANTZ, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, MASTER COACH AND CEO OF INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL LLC

It’s the risks we don’t take that we regret the most. Stop Playing Safe will give you the courage to do more, experience more, and regret less. Read it. Apply it. Reap the rewards of a braver life.

—CHESTER ELTON, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE CARROT PRINCIPLE, LEADING WITH GRATITUDE AND ANXIETY AT WORK


—CHESTER ELTON, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE CARROT PRINCIPLE, LEADING WITH GRATITUDE AND ANXIETY AT WORKIn today’s play-it-safe culture, this is a must-read book for anyone who wants
to take smarter risks that elevate themselves and others to higher ground.
If fear of failing or falling short has ever held you back, this book is for you.
Buy it. Read it. Take the leap!
— MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, THINKERS50 WORLD #1 EXECUTIVE
COACH & LEADERSHIP THINKER
Creating a better world requires courage. Stop Playing Safe gives you a
roadmap to take the bold action required to move ahead in a world where
uncertainty and acceleration are equal realities. If you’re looking for an
inspired step forward in leadership and life this book is a must read!
—MAYA
HARI, VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS, TWITTER
Margie is a true expert on the science of success. Her new book is both
inspiring and practical. It’s a powerful manual for creating the life of
your dreams.
—SIIMON
REYNOLDS, BEST-SELLING
AUTHOR OF WHY PEOPLE FAIL
Margie Warrell provides powerful and practical advice for overcoming our
innate fear of risk and vulnerability. It bears reading and re-reading
for all
who strive to become their best selves.
—DR
GORDON LIVINGSTON, AUTHOR OF TOO SOON OLD, TOO LATE SMART
Adapting to change and taking chances are critical to your success. This book
will help you with both. Get it, read it, enjoy the results.
—JON
GORDON, BEST-SELLING
AUTHOR OF
THE ENERGY BUS AND THE SEED
Stop Playing Safe provides a roadmap to navigate uncertainty and find the
courage to create meaningful changes in your workplace, career and life.
—REBECCA
HEINO, PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT,
MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

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