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The deceptive strength of vulnerability

Did you know that a silk rope is stronger than an equally thick metal wire?

It’s a great analogy for debunking the idea that soft and vulnerable is always weak.

There is a perception in leadership and in life that if you admit you don’t know something or that you appear to be hurt, not coping or fear that you are failing that it’s not acceptable, that it’s weak. Often what comes out in this situation can be bravado, bull or backing down as you try to bluster your way through the discomfort.

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