It seemed appropriate that on the day that I received my Honorary Fellowship of the Association for Project Management, for my work on the human aspects of risk management that I talk about something very human - and very relevant to us all.
We're used to thinking and talking about how our financial, or safety objectives are exposed to risk.
We are perhaps less used to thinking, and certainly less used to talking about how our emotional state is exposed to risk - how vulnerable we are - and thinking about how that might be good for us sometime.
For a much better explanation that I can provide here, take a look at this TEDTalk from Brene Brown (link below). Brene's book called Daring Greatly is fantastic.
It helped me to understand that vulnerability is not about weakness, but instead about courage.
Brene suggests that vulnerability is the birth-place of innovation, creativity, and change. I am tending to agree with her. What do you think?
Link to a fantastic 20 minute talk