Vulnerability. It’s not usually the first word that comes to mind when discussing leadership. Many people believe that vulnerability is a sign of weakness. They are wrong. The best leaders are the ones who are willing to be vulnerable, empathetic and open. How can you be a great leader, if you don’t connect with people. And how can you connect with people, if you are not willing to share a part of yourself?

Being vulnerable is not about revealing the most intimate details of your life with your colleagues. Being vulnerable means that you are willing to admit that you don’t have all the answers. It means that you are willing to listen to others. It means that you are willing to admit your mistakes. It means that you are willing to step back and give the credit instead of taking it.

Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, has said, “The hardest thing about being a leader is demonstrating or showing vulnerability. And that has a lot to do with trust. … And when the leader demonstrates vulnerability and sensibility and brings people together, the team wins.”

The Vulnerable Leader is an exclusive training for leaders in small groups. Participants will learn about the power of empathetic, open communication. They will learn to connect with others on a much deeper level. Through a variety of exercise and reflections they will re-live the ancient Greeks’ wisdom: Know thyself.

  • Group size: Six to eight participants plus two mentors from THE CRADLE.
  • Duration: 2.5 days.
  • Value: 4,900€ / participant.
  • Booking deadline:  Eight months prior to the event.
  • Registration: By application to THE CRADLE.