Jenn Harper: Embracing Vulnerability in Leadership

portrait of Jenn Harper
Jenn Harper In this inspiring episode, join award-winning social entrepreneur Jenn Harper, CEO and Founder of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC, as she discusses the transformative power of vulnerability in leadership. Delve into the journey of embracing one’s own vulnerabilities to emerge as a more effective and empathetic leader. This episode offers a profound look at personal growth, emotional intelligence, and the strength that comes from vulnerability, making it a must-listen for leaders, managers, and anyone looking to foster a more authentic leadership style.

5 Key Takeaways

  1. Authenticity as a Strength: Emphasizing the importance of being true to oneself for effective leadership and personal well-being.
  2. Creating a Safe Space: Jenn highlights the significance of creating a psychologically safe environment for employees to share and thrive.
  3. Impact of Vulnerability on Relationships: Sharing personal stories can deepen connections and build stronger, more genuine relationships.
  4. Navigating the Balance: Jenn discusses the delicate balance between vulnerability and professional boundaries, ensuring a healthy workplace dynamic.
  5. Role of Self-Awareness: Understanding one’s own limits and responses is key to fostering a culture of openness and respect.


Show Notes

[00:00:00] Introduction to Jenn Harper, CEO and Founder of Cheekbone Beauty.
[00:01:00] Jenn’s perspective on vulnerability and authenticity in leadership.
[00:03:00] Examples of vulnerability in the workplace from Jenn’s experience.
[00:05:00] The impact of a leader’s vulnerability on team dynamics and interview processes.
[00:10:00] Discussion on psychological safety in the workplace.
[00:12:00] The connection between vulnerability and trust building.
[00:18:00] The role of vulnerability in fostering creativity and taking risks.
[00:20:00] Reflections on mental health issues and societal pressures.
[00:26:00] Balancing authenticity with attachment in professional relationships.
[00:30:00] Tips for fostering a culture of vulnerability in leadership.
[00:32:00] Final thoughts on the power of vulnerability and authentic connections.