Even though most people think vulnerability is weakness, in reality, it’s the courage to show up and be seen.
Vulnerability does not sound like the sort of topic that would get a bunch of entrepreneurs cheering. But that’s exactly what happened when Brene Brown addressed Inc.’s Leadership Forum on Tuesday.
In her talk, Brown, an author and researcher, took popular conceptions of vulnerability and upended them. She said that even though people commonly equate vulnerability with weakness, in reality, it means something else entirely: the courage to show up and be seen.
“Vulnerability is the absolute heartbeat of innovation and creativity,” says Brown. “There can be zero innovation without vulnerability.”
Here are what Brown called the four myths of vulnerability, and how entrepreneurs– or anyone– can combat them.
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