We all know that leaders should strive for authenticity. What does that mean, exactly? It’s easy to say authenticity is being who you are, but when you’re meeting with a department that is struggling to succeed, are you the person who rocks out at concerts? The one who coos little nothings in the ear of your significant other? There’s more to authenticity than just being genuine. Communicators need to understand the nuances since most leaders don’t have the time for a graduate-level course on the subject.
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
Links from this episode:
- The Authenticity Paradox (Harvard Business Review, 2015)
- What’s Authentic Leadership, & How Do You Practice It? (HubSpot, 2019)