Tag Archive: vulnerability

Limits to Transparency – Don’t Forget to Close the Bathroom Door

Transparency enables and strengthens connection and trust. But everything doesn’t need to be known or shown. Close the door on oversharing: If you’re the boss… #1. Don’t show your scar. I remember visiting… Continue reading

The Surprising Path to Authentic Impact

The leader you pretend to be; saps vitality, limits potential, and drains fulfillment. You won’t let yourself be seen because you fear you aren’t enough and others will reject you. In the end,… Continue reading

How to Lead Like Ellen DeGeneres Part Deux

Ellen DeGeneres is a person of influence because she’s not intimidating. The look on her face says, “I want you to like me.” It’s not a needy look. But, it borders on insecurity.… Continue reading

A Powerful Path to Influential Connection

Masking weakness keeps people at arms length. Leaders who pretend they do all things well have shallow connections. I’m put off by insecure braggarts. Leaders without frailties are fakers. But… Frailties are channels of… Continue reading