Boldness, strength, fearlessness…these are traits we have been taught by books, movies and the media to associate with leadership.  But the most successful and admired leaders will offer one more: Vulnerability.

Few CEOs have had a more profound effect on the technology that makes so much of our lives, including this newsletter, possible, than John Chambers, founder and CEO of Cisco Systems.  In this short interview in Chief Executive Magazine he explains why executives should understand the importance of the “V” word if they want to be effective leaders and connect with teams in a truly meaningful way.

Brene’ Brown’s TED talk on “The Power of Vulnerability” is a great introduction (40 million views)  to this topic. In my opinion, it should be required viewing for all leaders.

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Allen Hauge, Master Chair in St. Louis shared the above in his April 8th newsletter. ed.stillman@vistagechair.com