Be Vulnerable

An excerpt and link to Brad Feld’s latest post contains the enormously insightful advice for anyone attempting to lead a startup (or initiative of any kind):  to be vulnerable.

Leadership is hard business and true dynamism is not based on singular perspective or reliance on only one person’s experience.  The importance of vulnerability is in what it affords would-be-supporters:  the knowledge that you can accept/tolerate/respect their critique and advice, rather than reject it, or worse, them.  This is such a powerful tool towards improving both the channels of advice available to an entrepreneur and the influence that leader can wield.

It’s a great post: