10 tips to Increase Vulnerability-Based Trust in Life and in the Workplace

Being vulnerable and truly open with another human being is where the best teamwork and connections happen. Patrick Lencioni, author of Five Dysfunctions of a Team, explains vulnerability-based trust as the willingness to be completely open with one another and confident that your team member’s intentions are good. Vulnerability-based trust lies in the heart of high functioning, cohesive teams. Being vulnerable can be difficult and frightening. Brené Brown, author of “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead,” shares this about being vulnerable:
 
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” — Brené Brown

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Leadership 101: Everything You Need to Know, You Learned in Kindergarten

As I read blogs about leadership, I often think about how long I have been learning about and practicing the things I read. I now realize that I began learning these “rules” in kindergarten – my first large group experience with a leader. Maybe it is simpler than we think to lead well, if we will only apply those first things we learned to our adult life. Read more