Leadership vulnerability – are you willing to be seen?

you are a human being

I’ve had lots of evoking client conversations this week about this idea of ‘being strong’ or and not being seen to be vulnerable as a leader. I know this is true for me sometimes too. Because when we are vulnerable as leaders, when it’s not all going how would like – this can be a challenge can’t it? To be seen to be as fallible, human even?

There’s a fantastic TED talk by an amazing lady Brene Brown entitled ‘the power of vulnerability’. For me, this is a powerful talk about connection – and what really makes sense to me is that when we numb or hide our vulnerability, we also numb or hide positive feelings like excitement, joy, gratitude, passion. Who wants to not be having their dose of those positive feelings and experiences? Not me!

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