Vulnerability seems to be necessary for authenticity, but it also seems like it could be dangerous. If you make yourself vulnerable, people may be able to take advantage of you, which makes it a scary proposition. Therefore there is obviously some risk involved with being vulnerable and transparent. The question is, does the value outweigh the risk? I believe it does, because vulnerability is necessary in order to prove integrity and earn trust, both of which – according to lots of research – are vital to effective leadership. What do you think? Is vulnerability really all that important? Along with your thoughts, share some examples or lessons from your own experience that reflect the importance of vulnerability for leaders. Please share in the comment box below.