Radio Talk, November 22, 2014 @ 8pm Chicago Time
Authentic leadership is a product of honesty.
Authentic leadership is also a product of clarity.
We become what we want to be by being what we want to become.
Becoming an authentic leader requires day-to-day focus and lifelong commitment to self-discovery.
Authenticity = Trust
Authentic leadership is all about trust.
Can our people trust us to tell them the truth?
Can our people trust us to stake out a path that is for the best good of everyone, not just us?
Can our people trust us to accept feedback and even criticism without getting defensive or, worse, engaging in retribution?
Can they trust us to give them the resources they need to do the work we demand?
It was Mahatma Gandhi who said, "The moment there is a suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted."