Authentic Leadership, Are We Fooling Ourselves?
When Leaders fool themselves into believing their own lies -
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last five or so years, you know that being an authentic leader is no longer a preference, it’s a requirement!
However, if you and I were to do a walk around survey and ask people, (Leaders) if they are authentic, what do you think they would say?
You guessed it; they would likely say “of course!” (and probably look at us like we were idiots for even asking)
So, just stop for a minute and ask yourself, what you think/believe being authentic means.
Asked that same question, it seems most people would come up with a fairly similar answer. However, if we slightly change the question to the active by asking:
“Do you feel that you are behaving authentically in all the different aspect of your life, including how you lead?” We may find that we get a less certain response.
The truth is most folks don’t really understand what authenticity is…
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