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Cynthia, Tracie, and Dr. Mark are talking in today´s episode about creating vulnerable spaces, developing an atmosphere where a person can feel safe to share and talk about anything. Listen to this episode to learn more about vulnerability in organizations, the needed ground rules to sustain and honor a safe space by practice active listening, valuing trust, and being honest about confidentiality.
[2:45] Dr. Mark talks about what a vulnerable place is and how it should feel.
[4:13] Tracie shares her definition of vulnerability.
[5:01] Cynthia talks about emotional safety as the main aspect of vulnerability.
[6:07] Perception and expectation.
[6:45] Tracie talks about the necessary ingredients for safety in an organization.
[7:37] The importance of active listening to create a space that welcomes vulnerability.
[9:33] Trust is everything.
[10:02] Cynthia, Tracie, and Dr. Mark talk about confidentiality.
[11:50] We need to be aware of the damage that gossip does to people in organizations.
[15:33] Cynthia talks about confidentiality in a supervisor role vs trusting someone’s personal information as it is done in friendships.
[18:21] Why do organizations struggle in creating vulnerable spaces?
[22:14] The fear of being open can be legitimate.
[26:32] What does it mean to be a “good fit” in an organization?
[28:45] In order to be successful, you need different points of view at the table.
[30:30] Avoid a culture that promotes “them against us”.
[31:19] What has to be available in an organization for vulnerability to exist?
[33:52] To understand people you have to listen to them.
[35:46] Developing empathetic listening.
[40:34] Leadership cannot be driven by ego.
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