Vulnerability is generally perceived to be a weakness, but there are plenty of reasons to believe that vulnerability can be an asset for leaders.
Admitting mistakes, being open and honest, and accepting weaknesses yields far more effective results than projecting an untouchable facade. Tough leaders may inspire through fear or intimidation. Vulnerable leaders inspire with authenticity and humanity. And it’s the latter that is more likely to yield better results.
Once a leader decides to be open and all-in — to be vulnerable — several positive outcomes follow.
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