Business leaders might feel as though they have to project this ‘superhuman’ persona in order to be considered effective leaders, but Dr. Norton and Bruce discuss why you shouldn’t, on this week’s episode. Although it might seem frightening at first, a vulnerable leader is often a good leader, and is seen as much more trustworthy to their team.
[3:15] Vulnerability is the only bridge to true human connection.
[4:30] Bruce believes the lack of vulnerability in business relationships made them less functional.
[7:25] Bruce kept up the image of always being ‘strong’ and ‘in control,’ for a long time.
[8:25] People, whether consciously or unconsciously, pick up on the fact that you’re not being genuine with them.
[10:05] Bruce was able to enjoy the process a lot more, by being vulnerable.
[13:00] Trust in yourself is really required, for you to truly be vulnerable.
[14:35] Vulnerability needs to be distinguished from arrogance or cockiness.
[17:10] If you do not have a team that trusts you just yet, or if it’s a new team, then you have to keep on being you, and vulnerable, in order to eventually gain that trust.
[17:55] It’s hard to inspire people when you act like a machine.
[19:45] So, what does being a vulnerable leader mean?
[21:55] Bruce tells a story of selling a product, when he had no idea whether or not it would be successful, and the problems that came along with it.
[25:40] Choose to overcome ego, and be more humble.
[27:00] Allow others to see that you’re learning.
[30:50] What are some of the benefits of vulnerable leadership?
[34:45] There are four key steps that help leaders open up, and become more vulnerable.
[40:15] Mindfluence challenge of the week.
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