What is Authentic Leadership?
In today’s business climate, everyone is a leader in some respect. But are you leading authentically? Being a truly effective leader now requires that you show up as a whole person, with your personal values intact and your purpose clearly defined. In other words, who you are at home and who you are at work should match up.
Before you can be expected to lead others, you need to be able to lead yourself. Are you the kind of person you would want on your team?
Harness your emotions and turn them into strong, productive communication.
PRACTICE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
Leaders have a high IQ. Authentic leaders have a high EQ. Turn your reactive habits into calm, rational responses.
Trade competition for a strong sense of community. Show your team that your relationship is valued.
Know the difference between non-productive communication and high-level communication.
Authentic leaders inspire people to be excited about growth and change. Lead your team down a forward path.
NURTURE YOUR VALUES.
The best company culture will incorporate personal values into organizational actions. There is no limit to what you can achieve when you feel empowered by strong values.
When all of these things are present, the bottom line naturally goes up.
“It’s my job, and my joy, to allow you to be your most authentic self – in and out of the workplace. Let the authentic leader in you radiate. Realize your potential.”
LEARN MORE ABOUT AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP WITH THESE RESOURCES