The Power of Vulnerability – Cultivating courage, compassion, and connection

Pollen is a networking group and a networking newsletter for professionals written by Lars Leafblad (Bush Fellow) of KeyStone Search, an executive search firm in Minneapolis. A Pollen member posted a TED Talk by Brene Brown on their LinkedIn group site.

My curiosity got the best of me, and I found it very relevant and applicable to my fellowship experience.

Brene Brown is a “storyteller researcher” who talks about the role of vulnerability in our lives, and how it is both a source of shame and fear, but that it is also the central characteristic of those that feel a sense of worthiness and love and belonging.   Continue reading