The Power of Vulnerability

What are the possibilities when we set aside our egos and let others see that we really ‘don’t know it all?’ In this podcast, listen to Kristin’s observations about the power of vulnerability.

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5 responses to “The Power of Vulnerability

  1. Kristin:

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs and attempting to apply some of the principles you discuss in them, but this is my first listen to a podcast. Your message was relevant and timely and your delivery poised and professional. I look forward to going back to listen to some of your earlier recordings. Thank you for sharing your observations and insight.

  2. This is outstanding!! It doesn’t hurt at all to admit our mistakes and show vulnerability, but so many people are so afraid to do so. It is amazing how people warm up to others when they admit their mistakes.

  3. Wow! Your podcasts are even better than your blogs!! This one is excellent because it not only shows how wise you are but it highlights how you can help Senior Executives be even better!

  4. We had a recent discussion about this very issue recently with a leadership team. There was some feeling in the room that acknowledging vulnerability was dangerous; others saw admitting mistakes as essential. To develop a culture of trust, being vulnerable is absolutely critical, as your example illustrates brilliantly. It takes a courageous leader to be vulnerable.

  5. I loved the pod cast! Thank you for talking about the most taboo of taboo’s VUNERABILITY! I have always found that whenever I admitted that I didn’t know something people offered to help me…people love to be “in” on something that everyone else is not “in” on. If I asked people for their opinions they got their heads together and found a solution the poblem…I was once sitting with a Rabbi in Florida waiting on a funeral to show up at the cemetery…As we talked he told me that he was a having trouble with the older Rabbis not letting him perform funerals…I asked him “what if you had your own cemetery”? He was very puzzled as to how he could own a cemetery…I knew the importance of family being buried close to one another…so I told him that we had a section of the very cemetery that we were sitting in and that we could finance the purchase..I asked him to help me figure out how to make it happen even though I knew how to do it myself, for the most part…I gave him the opportunity to solve his own problem and he had the pride of helping me figure it out…I sold him 50 spaces in one day…it was at the end of a month where we would receive a bonus for every space sold..I admitted that to him and he was thrilled to help me! He felt important having solved his rabbi problem, helped his congregation and helped me get a bonus in turn I gave him a blessing celebration for his “congregational cemetery”…it was a win, win, win situation. None of this had really ever been done in the current management so we really had to figure it out ourselves…If I had known all of the answers then many people wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to feel important, validated… including me.

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