The Significance of Vulnerability in Tech Leadership

A prominent international healthtech CEO and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Ron Gutman, who is Co-CEO of the health technology company Intrivo, has spoken about ‘the critical importance of being a more vulnerable and authentic leader to boost your business performance and relationships in your technology company’ on a podcast with the major marketing authority network and software provider HubSpot.

In HubSpot’s AugMentors Podcast, Episode 75: The Silver Bullet of Connection with Ron Gutman, Ron (Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Intrivo and COVID-19 self-test brand On/Go), discusses the benefits and absolute requirement for leaders to connect more authentically and vulnerably with their staff to be an effective senior leader in technology. Ron also discusses how the simple trick of smiling authentically (as an intentional managerial habit) can greatly improve the performance and relationships within your business.

In the HubSpot podcast, Ron Gutman, talked about the importance of implementing the below as a senior tech leader:

  • Encouraging authenticity, vulnerability, and psychological safety within your tech teams as you try to be a more Sapient Leader
  • How to develop meaningful connections and establish trust as a leader via effectively mentoring your staff and implementing the Letter C strategy
  • How to enhance your relationships and overall performance by harnessing the simple power of smiling
  • Habit-building. How to build long-lasting successful routines that foster connection with your teams and maintain accountability
  • Making a substantial, positive impact on your community via philanthropy

The podcast focuses on the habits required for long-term wellbeing as a senior business leader, the importance of being yourself as a leader, the fulfilling nature of mentorship, and the power of smiling in building connected relationships.

Listen to the podcast with healthcare entrepreneur Ron Gutman below on these key leadership tips:

About Ron Gutman: Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Intrivo

Ron Gutman is a serial entrepreneur, investor, inventor, advisor, and adjunct professor at Stanford University.

He has built and invested in health and technology companies that have served hundreds of millions of people worldwide. His patents cover healthcare technology and artificial intelligence. Ron is passionate about moving the global healthcare industry forward and he was previously the founder and CEO of HealthTap, one of the largest health websites in the US, which has helped saved tens of thousands of lives.

A prolific author and speaker, Ron wrote the bestselling TED Book and TED Talk on ‘The Power of Smiling’. Other media outlets he has written for include Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, and TechCrunch.

Given his work as a global healthcare CEO and his work with Stanford University, Ron wrote one of Stanford University’s new leadership frameworks – the Sapient Leadership Framework, or ‘Sapient Leadership’.

About The Augmentors Podcast

AugMentors is a leadership podcast produced by the HubSpot Podcast Network. A pair of entrepreneurs explore ways to augment and refresh the mentoring movement. Through eight core principles, Julie Meyer and Jimmy Edgerton use humor and practical tips to help guide/mentors and believers/mentees get further, faster, together – through mentoring.