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The Vulnerability Paradox


In the modern workplace, leaders who display #humility and #vulnerability are becoming increasingly important. In the past, leaders were often viewed as all-knowing and infallible, but today's employees want leaders who are willing to admit their mistakes and acknowledge their own limitations.


Leaders who display #humility are more likely to gain the trust and respect of their employees, as they are seen as approachable and relatable. They are also more likely to foster a positive and collaborative work environment, where employees feel comfortable sharing their ideas and concerns.


#Vulnerability is another important trait for leaders, as it shows that they are not afraid to be open and honest about their own weaknesses and shortcomings. This can encourage employees to do the same, leading to greater empathy and understanding within the team.

Finally, leaders who are willing to walk with their team and actively engage with their employees are more likely to build a strong and cohesive team culture. By taking the time to listen to their team members and understand their perspectives, leaders can better support their employees and help them achieve their goals.


#Vulnerability is generally defined as the condition of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. It is also defined as “uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.”


Brené says that “vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy and creativity.


What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful… Brene Brown


In summary, leaders who display #humility, #vulnerability, and a willingness to walk with their team can create a positive and collaborative work environment, gain the trust and respect of their employees, and build a strong and cohesive team culture.


The above article by CEO Marsh McLennan Singapore says it all.


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