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Transformer: The ROI of Leading with Vulnerability

October 3, 2023 35 Minute Listen


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Futurist Jacob Morgan returns to discuss how leading teams with vulnerability can increase productivity, build relationships and achieve organizational transformation. Morgan’s new book, "Leading with Vulnerability"—filled with lessons drawn from interviews with more than 100 CEOs—explains the difference between being weak, being vulnerable and leading with vulnerability.

Transformer: The ROI of Leading with Vulnerability

October 3, 2023 35 Minute Listen

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Key Takeaways:

  1. There’s a difference between being vulnerable and leading with vulnerability. Vulnerability by itself may be damaging, but when with combined with leadership it can help strengthen your personal brand.
  2. Acknowledge mistakes, but offer solutions and a vision of success.
  3. There’s no substitute for being good at your job. Research shows that people who are seen as competent leaders are perceived even more favorably when they lead with vulnerability.


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Jacob Morgan

Futurist and Author, Leading with Vulnerability

Jacob is the best-selling author of five books including his most recent, Leading with Vulnerability: Unlock Your Greatest Superpower to Transform Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization, which is coming out in October and can be found at LeadWithVulnerability.com. He’s also a speaker and professionally trained futurist whose work has been endorsed by the CEOs of Best Buy, Mastercard, Unilever, KPMG, Nestle and Cisco, and best-selling authors like Adam Grant, Mel Robbins, Patrick Lencioni, and Amy Edmondson. You can learn more about Jacob at TheFutureOrganization.com or read more of his work at GreatLeadership.Substack.com.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.


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