Uncategorized Can Leadership and vulnerability co-exist in business?

Did you know that 70% of workers do not feel connected and fully engaged.

 

Leaders who are comfortable with vulnerability are more connected and get better results.  They are happier at work and have happier and more productive employees.

 

I love the term “authentic leader”.  To be able to connect and get the best out of others we must bring the very best of ourselves.

 

Brenee Brown researches vulnerability and shame and she says:

 

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.”

 

Don’t we need all these things to be truly successful in business?

 

Without vulnerability we are often led by ego.  Thinking and behaving from a place of ego restricts our ability to be creative and to be authentically passionate about our work.  It blocks connection and we miss opportunities to grow ourselves and others.

 

To be a successful leader we must know how to help people dive into their creativity.  They must feel empowered and engaged.

 

To be a successful leader we need to be open to being vulnerable.

 

To be vulnerable is not to be soft, but to be open to connection and to know HOW to connect with people.

 

When you are vulnerable and authentic you inspire and encourage people to bring their very best.

 

Trust and rapport are key to every business relationship.  Vulnerability done right allows you to move beyond ego and build your business in a congruent and powerful way.

 

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