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Leadership 101: Being Vulnerable

They are perpetual students who continue their studies well past school obligations and learn through as many methods as possible - science, architecture, psychology, art, technology, and the experiences and feedback of coworkers, friends, and family. Leaders don't have all the answers, and that's something they embrace and get cozy with.

Leaders have learned to be comfortable being vulnerable because it helps fuel growth. They are not afraid to fail; failure is their friend. This is why leadership relies on opening up to others for the knowledge, expertise, and experience that they offer. By tapping into the multitude of information sources at their disposal, leaders stoke their creativity, vision, strategy, and brave decision-making required to keep moving forward.

So, ask questions, accept that you will get things wrong, never stop learning, and be an extraordinarily vulnerable leader.