01. December 2021, 10:00 Bis 12:00
#EoI - The Myths of Vulnerability
We have such a challenge with the word 'vulnerability'. It is written into our culture that to be vulnerable is to be weak. That it is something to be avoided at all costs. And that, if we do insist on doing it, we do it behind closed doors. What if we could reframe that disconcerting feeling of uncertainty and call it courage? What could be different in our leadership, creativity and innovation? How could we show up differently if we didn't have to have all of the answers? Why do we even put the pressure on ourselves to know all of the answers in a world that moves so fast and is so complex?
Based on the research of Dr Brené Brown, this session will dispel the six myths of vulnerability, and demonstrate the relationship between vulnerability and courage. We will identify the paradoxes that stop us from being vulnerable. Concluding with a discussion about how vulnerability is crucial for creativity, innovation and building connection and trust in the workplace.
1. An understanding of the research around vulnerability and courage
2. Clarity on how vulnerability is linked to connection, joy, creativity and innovation
3. Consideration of the barriers to vulnerability in the workplace
4. Simple tools to support you in getting more tolerant of vulnerability
About the speakers
Roxanne Hobbs is a certified co-active coach who is also trained in the work of Brené Brown. She is passionate about the diversity and inclusivity agenda believing that we need to remove the barriers to success in the workplace and create cultures where people can show up as themselves and be valued for it. Her background is in the media and creative industries and she strongly believes that the skills needed there - including creativity and innovation - are rooted in diversity, authenticity and vulnerability.
Roxanne’s specialism is inclusivity in the workplace - how to show up as yourself and how to create teams that feel able to show up as themselves. She supports the transition from management to leadership, pulling out the limiting beliefs that might hold people back - such as perfectionism.
Roxanne is warm, compassionate and challenging. She exemplifies inclusivity in her work, her approach and how she runs The Hobbs Consultancy.
Check Roxanne Hobbs on Linkedin
About the Engines of Innovation Series
The Engines of Innovation Series organized by the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) is a format that offers workshops to scientists who are seeking to broaden their horizons in the field of innovation and healthy high performance. These workshops are free of charge to scientists from all faculties and institutes of TU Wien. Registration required.
*During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.
**Please, note that the event is subject to future COVID-19 regulations, therefore there is a chance that the event will have to take place online. In this case, you will be informed via email and a Zoom link will be sent to you.
0000 Zoom meeting
TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (i²c)
This event is for TU Wien scientists only (scientific personnel and PhD students). Participation is free of charge, but registration via Eventbrite is necessary.