Have you ever had thoughts like "I should know how to do this" or "I shouldn't share that with my team; it will make me look like I don't deserve to be here"?
The idea of asking questions, admitting when you don't know something, or sharing when you're struggling might make you uncomfortable, it certainly has for me. But the vulnerability you demonstrate by doing these things is precisely what makes a great leader.
There is a fear that vulnerability will be seen as weakness, when it’s actually the root of building authentic and meaningful connections. Once you can push past the discomfort, being vulnerable at work opens the door to creativity, innovation, and trust with your team.
In this talk, I will share my personal journey with vulnerability, as I learned to reframe my discomfort as opportunities for growth and eventually find the courage to be vulnerable. Together we’ll explore some questions and answers that came up during this journey, such as:
• Why should I be vulnerable?
• What does vulnerability look like in practice?
• And how can I be vulnerable while respecting my personal boundaries?
By the end of this talk, you will leave with the tools to become a better leader and start practicing vulnerability in your life.