Becoming an authentic leader takes self-awareness and courage. Learn to find strength from your own life stories and crucibles.
The people you respect the most are likely to be honest, courageous, resilient, real. These qualities are key to great leadership. As we navigate through uncertainty and change, authentic leadership is increasingly in demand.
Google spent five years and millions of dollars studying what it takes to build the perfect team. They discovered the single most important parameter was a team culture characterized by trust and authenticity, in which people are comfortable being themselves.
Authenticity is the gold standard for leadership. Harvard Business School conducted the largest leadership development study ever undertaken. They interviewed 125 business leaders to understand how leaders become, and remain, authentic.