Several years ago, I wrote an article about how practicing vulnerability can engage your employees on a much higher level. Yet few leaders, especially business owners, are able to be vulnerable because of fear and ego. All too often vulnerability is considered a liability and weakness for leader. Furthermore, when you are able to admit that you aren’t perfect, it can help to decrease stress and improve your mental health.
This recent article by Augusto Giacoman further reinforces that leaders who practice vulnerability will inspire their teams to higher levels of performance by “building greater bonds and increasing emotional connections.”