Vulnerability: it is not a bad word. Yet, individuals try to hide their vulnerabilities at all costs. A vulnerable leader is comfortable admitting they may not have all of the answers and is authentic in seeking the perspectives and thoughts of others. This process can create a mind shift that allows others to feel a stronger sense of commitment to the shared vision of an organization.
Leading with vulnerability is not about being reckless with your emotions but reinforces the point around leading by example to build trust and foster a collaborative environment.
Take off the armor and watch how leading with vulnerability can unlock the true potential for you and those around you.
A true leader starts from a place of vulnerability, and to be vulnerable is to be courageous and authentic. In fact, Dr. Brené Brown famously said in one of her TED Talks, “... vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”