Lessons from the Lobster

Vulnerability is a key attribute for leaders. It is not easy to do but think of it just in the way a lobster sheds its shell. It goes through a molten process where it’s body grows, the shell is too small, and breaks apart and falls off. Before the new shell grows back, the lobster is extremely vulnerable to its predators. When the new shell grows back, it grows back bigger, harder, and better.

This is how leaders can become better. Being vulnerable by sharing stories, saying “I don’t know,” and really connecting with your people will help you become a better leader. People want to know their leaders on a human level and it encourages others when they hear other’s lessons.

For more on this topic, watch Brené Brown’s Ted Talk. It is worth every minute.

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