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EP276 The Power of Being Vulnerable As A Leader with Chris Cebollero

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP276 The Power of Being Vulnerable As A Leader with Chris Cebollero
Chris Cebollero is an internationally recognized leadership expert, keynote speaker, and the Senior Partner at Cebollero & Associates, a consulting firm focused on helping individuals and organizations transform their leadership teams through leadership development, coaching, sales force training, and organizational process improvements. He is the bestselling author of the Ultimate Success: Strategic Leadership Excellence book as well as the Ultimate Leadership: 10 Rules for Success and a Forbes contributing author. Additionally, he is an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council as well as a member of the John Maxwell Team.

Chris joins me today to discuss the value of being open to making mistakes as an organizational leader. He explains why making mistakes is critical for personal and professional development, how organizations can encourage a culture of making mistakes, and where to draw the line between encouraging a mistake-making culture and keeping your team accountable. He also explains why allowing your team to make mistakes and failures is important to your company’s growth, creativity, and innovation and why leaders should be willing to embrace their mistakes and failures as well as share them with their workforce.


“We’ve got to wrap our head around the fact that mistakes are what helps us grow; failure is what helps us grow. We need that education to become the best that we can be.” – Chris Cebollero


Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The importance of learning from mistakes and failures.
  • Drawing the line between accountability and building a culture that encourages making mistakes.
  • How having a culture that encourages mistakes and failures inspires creativity and innovation.
  • The importance of frequently communicating with your team – especially during a crisis.
  • The importance of sharing your message with your team.
  • Mistakes he has made throughout his career.
  • The importance of personal and professional development for organizational leaders.
  • The importance of a vision statement and why you need to share it with your workforce.
  • How his experience as a leader in the U.S. Air Force impacted his leadership skills.
  • How embracing and sharing your mistakes and failures with your team can impact your organization’s culture.
  • Leadership lessons he has learned as a First Responder.
  • His definition of leadership.


Fierce Leadership Quotes:

  • “Accountability and creating a culture of mistakes and failures are on two different spectrums.” – Chris Cebollero
  • “Success doesn’t happen by chance. Your vision statement is your blueprint and framework to start your process of organizational success.” – Chris Cebollero
  • “Leadership is about action.” – Chris Cebollero


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