Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Leading with Vulnerability: Unlock Your Greatest Superpower to Transform Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization 1st Edition by Jacob Morgan (Author)



Leading with Vulnerability: Unlock Your Greatest Superpower to Transform Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization 1st Edition

"A thoughtful, resourceful read on how leaders can be more candid about their foibles and fears without sacrificing their effectiveness. If you've recognized the importance of vulnerability but aren't sure how to bring it into your workplace, this book is for you."

~Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and HIDDEN POTENTIAL, and host of the TED podcast Work:Life
How do some of the world's top leaders unlock the potential of others, create trust, and lead through change?
Jacob started out with one basic question: Is vulnerability the same for leaders as it is for everyone else? It turns out that it's not. On August 20, 1991, Hollis Harris, the CEO of struggling Continental Airlines told his 42,000 employees to pray for the future of the company. The next day he was fired. What Hollis did was vulnerable, but it was not leadership.
While vulnerability cripples some leaders, others tap into it and use it as a superpower. Vulnerability alone makes leaders seem incompetent. Competence on its own makes it hard for leaders to connect with their people. The key is to develop both competence and vulnerability, what Jacob calls "The Vulnerable Leader Equation."
Based on over 100 CEO interviews and a survey of nearly 14,000 employees, renowned leadership thought leader and futurist Jacob Morgan shares candid stories and original research that shows how leaders can tap into vulnerability to transform themselves, their teams, and their organizations.


This book will show you why it's so crucial to lead with vulnerability and how to do it well. You will learn:

  • The difference between being vulnerable and leading with vulnerability
  • The 5 vulnerable leader superheroes
  • What makes leaders feel most vulnerable at work and why
  • The ROI of leading with vulnerability
  • The 8 attributes of vulnerable leaders
  • What happens when vulnerability is used against you
  • How to climb the "vulnerability mountain"
  • What keeps leaders from being vulnerable at work and how to overcome it

Leading With Vulnerability is not just a book to share with your leaders and your co-workers. It's an invitation to a paradigm-shifting adventure. Nothing like this has been written before and, after reading it, you'll never look at leadership the same way again.



Jacob Morgan is the international best-selling author of 5 books including his most recent book, Leading With Vulnerability. He is also a keynote speaker, and professionally trained futurist. His passion and mission is to create great leaders, engaged employees, and future-ready organizations. Jacob's work has been endorsed by the CEOs of Mastercard, Best Buy, Unilever, The Ritz Carlton, Nestle, Cisco, Audi, and many others. He has a popular podcast called Great Leadership With Jacob Morgan and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two kids, and two Yorkie rescue dogs. You can learn more at