Dawn Burke asks Leaders, Need Your Vulnerability Primed? Read This.

So, I hurt a friend the other day. This person won’t admit it fully, but I did. It was unintentional. It certainly wasn’t top of mind to make this person feel bad, that is just not how I roll. However, upon reflection, I may have been…OK I was…a touch passive aggressive in making a point.

Leaders, this really is cowardly.

Now, I can say we all do it. Which is true. And to give myself a bit of a break, I think some do it in our professional lives (most specifically) because we can be conditioned to avoid conflict at work. Worse, I think we do it OPENLY in our personal lives because; well…we take loved ones for granted. But that is a conversation we should all have over a bottle of wine.

Anyway – to be a good leader you must be a vulnerable leader. That means being very, very OK with saying you’re sorry when it is warranted.

Read the whole post over at Dawn H. Burke (an FOT contributor blog). 

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Dawn Burke
Dawn Burke (PHR) is VP of People at DAXKO. That's right - the very DAXKO that our very own KD is an alum of because there are only so many people (okay, just one) in the big B'ham who are worthy of that VP of People title. Dawn would be it. Former actor/singer/retail guru, her HR career has spanned the last decade. A true Generalist she’s done a little bit of everything, but recruiting and training is where she gets her mojo. She's based in the good 'ole blogging capitol of the south, Birmingham, Alabama, where you can frequently find her listening to the Beatles and REM, watching tons of Sex in the City reruns, drinking copious amounts of coffee and wine, and wondering how in the world this theatre grad ever got into football or HR…. Talk to Dawn via emailLinkedIn, or Twitter...

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