#TheFuturein5 Episode 42: Why Embracing Vulnerability is Crucial to Success

06/05/2015 09:16 am ET | Updated Jun 05, 2016

In this episode of The Future in 5, I talk about embracing vulnerability in the workplace. When we think of vulnerability, we think of problems. In software we think of a mistake -- a way for people to hack in. When we think of vulnerability in people, we think of weaknesses. But, the reality is that in the workplace vulnerability is quite a big strength. I believe that if you allow yourself to be vulnerable, people become more engaged and productive. In this episode I share more about why it is so important to be vulnerable in the workplace with an excellent personal example shared by Peter Aceto, CEO of Tangerine, formerly ING Direct Canada, in an article I wrote not too long ago. I believe if you allow yourself to be vulnerable in the workplace, you'll get more trust, engagement, respect, and could possibly lead to management/leadership opportunities. Tune in to hear more, and as always, take a moment to let me know if you are able to be vulnerable in your organization or share a story!

Jacob Morgan is a futurist, best-selling author and keynote speaker, learn more by visiting The Future or check out his latest book,"The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders and Create a Competitive Organization," on Amazon.