GA 167 | How to Be Vulnerable with Debbie McAllister

This week’s guest is Debbie McAllister, a lean consultant in the healthcare industry. Debbie and Ron discussed vulnerability, and why it’s so important for leaders to be vulnerable from time to time. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • A quote that inspires Debbie (2:33)
  • About Debbie’s background (3:55)
  • How vulnerability applies to lean (6:15)
  • What it means to be vulnerable (7:52)
  • Why vulnerable does not necessarily mean weak (9:40)
  • An example of a leader being vulnerable (11:18)
  • Practical advice for being vulnerable (14:21)
  • About being a John C. Maxwell coach (17:25)
  • What a Mastermind is (19:55)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Debbie (21:20)
  • The best advice Debbie has ever received (23:01)
  • A project that didn’t go as expected, and what Debbie learned (24:24)
  • What Debbie is most proud of (29:26)
  • The books Debbie has read recently (30:36)
  • The knowledge or skill area Debbie wants to improve (31:27)
  • Debbie’s final words of wisdom (32:21)

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Describe a time when you displayed vulnerability in a professional setting.

1 Comment

  1. Luigi

    June 18, 2017 - 11:05 am

    Very emotional podcast, vulnerability is gaining trust into change!
    Or as Rumi said it:
    ‘The wound is the place where the Light enters you.’
    It takes strength to be vulnerable and feel safe.