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Francis, L. P., & Silvers A. (2000).  Americans with disabilities : exploring implications of the law for individuals and institutions.
"The more we stress the importance of independence, the more threatening and fearsome is that reminder of dependency. But we can utilize this reminder to recognize that each of us has periods of dependency in which we need to be cared for and during which we are vulnerable to need, exploitation and abuse. Then we will not allow ourselves to be lured into the fantasy that our lives are at all moments under our own control. We will allow ourselves to recognize that we are at all times dependent to some degree and sometimes, dependent to the full degree. Only then can we begin to build better social structures and protections for those times when we may be vulnerable." (p. 78)
Pree, M. D. (1993).  Leadership jazz.
"Vulnerability is the opposite of self-expression. Vulnerable leaders trust in the abilities of other people; vulnerable leaders allow the people who follow them to do their best. An invulnerable leader can be only as good as her own performance—what a terrifying thought! One caveat: Remember that there is no such thing as safe vulnerability." (p. 220)
Butler, J. (1997).  The psychic life of power: theories in subjection.
"If one is to oppose the abuses of power (which is not the same as opposing power itself), it seems wise to consider in what our vulnerability to that abuse consists." (p. 20)
Janis, I. L. (1969).  Stress and frustration.
"Once we encounter a vivid demonstration of our vulnerability to a potential source of danger, we cannot maintain a relaxed attitude. We can no longer assume that the danger applies only to other people, that we shall never be touched by it." (p. 85)
George, B., & Sims P. (2007).  True north: discover your authentic leadership.
"Above all, leadership is a human undertaking. When leaders reveal their vulnerabilities, they develop trusting human connections with others that motivate and empower those they engage." (p. 82)
Hirschorn, L. (1990).  The Workplace Within: Psychodynamics of Organizational Life.
"Klein notes that triumphant feelings frequently function as defenses against feelings of dependence, anxiety, and vulnerability. By feeling victorious over others. we deny the ways in which we depend on them and are vulnerable to their actions and intentions, just as we behave with bravado to mask fear. We express triumph to mask vulnerability." (p. 22)

See also: fear, risk, anxiety, helplessness, security

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URI: business culture/management vocabulary


  • Concept: vulnerability
    • preferred: vulnerability
    • definition: the state of being vulnerable or exposed; "his vulnerability to litigation"; "his exposure to ridicule"
    • related: fear
    • related: risk
    • related: anxiety
    • narrower: helplessness
    • closeMatch:
    • keyword-152
    • antonym: security
    • linked content:
      • sense: exposure
      • sense: vulnerability
      • vulnerability
      • in scheme:
      • gloss: the state of being vulnerable or exposed; "his vulnerability to litigation"; "his exposure to ridicule"
      • hyponym of:
      • synset id: 114543931
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