The Cracked Pottery Principle: How Imperfection Drives Authentic Leadership

Episode #293

Jackie Morales

Chief Operating Office at Security Benefit

Welcome to today's empowering episode featuring Jackie Morales, the accomplished Chief Operating Officer at Security Benefit.

Join our host, Brooke Skinner Ricketts, as she guides us through Jackie's remarkable career journey. Jackie's story highlights the significance of authenticity, calculated risk-taking, and the pursuit of clear career goals. Notably, Jackie defied norms by achieving the role of vice president at the age of 28, all without a formal education.

Jackie's narrative serves as a powerful beacon of inspiration, urging listeners to fearlessly pursue their goals. She emphasizes the creation of a supportive and recognition-driven environment for those around us. Through Jackie's unique perspective, this episode celebrates the diverse paths individuals take in their professional journeys.

In this engaging episode, you'll discover how to:

  • Unlock career growth and sponsorship opportunities by leveraging your strengths.
  • Recognize the importance of acknowledging contributions and taking credit for achievements.
  • Embrace authenticity in the workplace to foster genuine connections and trust.
  • Cultivate personal and professional growth through continuous learning and development.
  • Make a meaningful impact and give back to your community and organization.

Tune in to gain valuable insights that will propel you further and faster in your career journey.


"Do the right thing even when no one else is looking. Integrity is important, and doing the right thing is always the priority."

Jackie Morales