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Jessica, I like how you described your example of inner conflict and your transparency. I’ve discovered that in American culture being open about our inner conflict, doubt, uncertainty, indecisiveness, or even fear is perceived as a sign of weakness. Yet, I’ve also discovered when a leader can lead themselves in such a way they can be transparent about their inner conflict with their followers their leadership can be even more effective.
How have you dealt with the pressure to be perfect? How have you worked at being more transparent as a human sharing inner conflict with those who follow your leadership as a parent, spouse, or professional? How can practicing vulnerability be a benefit to your leadership of others? How can the benefits outweigh the risks of being vulnerable?