Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Why It's Brave to Be Vulnerable

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Why It's Brave to Be Vulnerable

Article excerpt

RECENT events in my life have brought me to consider the concept of vulnerability from a professional perspective.

There has been a lot of recent literature on the subject and much suggestion that really great leaders are those who understand vulnerability and use it as a skill. I confess, vulnerability has never been a particular strength of mine.

I think it is largely due to the fact that in my professional life it has always been demonstrated to me that vulnerability is a weakness, something sometimes to be targeted. I have spent my entire life convincing myself (and everyone else for that matter) that I am strong, intelligent and can do it all.

Being vulnerable is not just about showing the parts of you that you think are great qualities in yourself.

It's also about revealing what you keep hidden from other people. You may be too afraid to point out your faults for fear of retribution.

We all do this to some extent. I bet you have never said to your boss, "You know I really admire in myself the fact I just love that I can't speak in public or argue a point". …

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