This is a special and exclusive episode which is actually one of the interviews I did for my upcoming book, Leading with Vulnerability: Unlock Your Greatest Superpower to Transform Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization.

I interviewed over 100 CEOs at companies around the world asking them about what it means to lead with vulnerability. I asked about failures, challenges, painful experiences, leadership lessons, and everything in between. The conversations are all unscripted, candid, and filled with amazing insights and stories. I’ll be releasing a few of these over the coming months with several (GE, American Airlines, Edward Jones, etc) being available exclusively to people who pre-order a hardcover copy of the book. To get access to these send me a screenshot of your order to [email protected].

In this interview Paul will share how vulnerability has played a role in his leadership journey. He shares examples of when he had to be vulnerable at work and what the impact of that was. For Paul, leading with vulnerability is a crucial pillar of his success but it hasn’t always been easy. Paul also talks about the importance of getting candid feedback to help you grow as a leader, the value of showing emotion at work, and why early on his career his people called him a robot.

Paul makes a compelling case that leaders who open up, take appropriate risks, and forge human connections are more effective and happier.

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You SHOULD NOT be vulnerable at work, you read that correctly. Being vulnerable at work can actually lead to more harm than good. So what’s the alternative? That’s what I explore in my new book, Leading With Vulnerability which is all about bringing together COMPETENCE and CONNECTION. It turns out that vulnerability for leaders is not the same as it is for everyone else. Learn how the world’s top leaders approach vulnerability in the right way to lead through change, unlock the potential of others, create trust, and drive business performance. Pre-order your copy here and stay tuned for bonuses!