Sadly, the word 'vulnerability' often gets misused.
It’s a word on so many leaders’ lips, yet many often misunderstand how to deal with it in a business environment. Many believe that to be vulnerable they have to expose their innermost thoughts or spill out their childhood secrets, but this isn’t the case at all. If we think vulnerability is about simply exposing ourselves, we won’t do it. Rather vulnerability is about being brave, courageous and most importantly leaving our ego at the door. And thanks to people like Brené Brown and the work she has done around vulnerability, I’m hopeful we can start to build a very different discourse around the topic.
Check out our interview with Forbes about Unmasking vulnerability as a female leader here.