Whenever we take a step-up in leadership, we face a temptation to close ourselves off a little more from the world around us. We have more people reporting to us. We’re responsible for more results. We have fewer people looking over our decisions. We’re expected to have more of the answers. We want to project an air of confidence. And we want to be seen as strong and in control. So with each step up the leadership ladder, we tend to seek less advice and show fewer signs of weakness or vulnerability.
We forget that the greatest picture of our strength
is often seen in our vulnerability. tweet
As I explain in this clip from a recent speech I gave for The Center for Heart Led Leadership in Denver, there is real power in vulnerability.