There is a lot of buzz these days about allowing yourself to be vulnerable and how that leads to being an authentic self-expression as an individual. It is useful to unpack vulnerability and how that leads to a more genuine self-expression. Vulnerability is often misconstrued with weakness, to be vulnerable is to be open and approachable.
Being Vulnerable Leads to Being Visible – Personally showing up at business events, with my clients, and generally in life when things are less than ideal is when I am being vulnerable. Being vulnerable does not mean over sharing or laying out all of life’s details
Vulnerability Leads to Authenticity – I have taken on clients where I was not in alignment with the product or service being offered. Those assignments were often fraught with difficulty. The results were mixed. and I was not at my best. Now I accept those assignments where I am aligned with the overall purpose and methods by which the business is conducted.
Vulnerability Leads to Enhanced Engagement – When working with clients and presenting authentically the level of engagement increases dramatically. Cooperation is heightened. Employee morale improves.
Business Change & Transition Specialist, Marie-Helene Sakowski at email@example.com.