What Does Authentic Leadership Mean To You

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<ul><li> 1. What Does Authentic Leadership Mean To You?</li></ul> <p> 2. What Does Authentic Leadership Mean To You?I was asked recently at a networking event what do I need to do to be a great leaderDo we become better leaders by reading about leadership or going on leadership courses? That depends! 3. What Does Authentic Leadership Mean To You?This person had Bought all the books, Could spout the latest theories, Attended a few conferences with various leadership gurus But still he was struggling 4. What Does Authentic Leadership Mean To You?What do you do? Acquire knowledge and data Imitate a few leadership gurus OrFind your own path with some knowledge and basic principlesmy preference if I am honest. 5. What Does Authentic Leadership Mean To You?Heres a few definitions of Authenticity Dictionary.com not false or copied; genuine; real.Also; owning ones personal experiences, be they thoughts, emotions, needs, preferences, or beliefs, etc and behaving in accordance with the true self (Harter, 2002, p. 382). 6. What Does Authentic Leadership Mean To You?Authentic leaders are sometimes described as good in their own skin We know where we stand with authentic leaders. They dont do flavour of the month leadership. 7. What Does Authentic Leadership Mean To You? Authentic leaders make authentic choices I realised I was working as hard as I could to become someone I wouldnt like Gail Sheehy the very antithesis, of course, of authenticity. 8. What Does Authentic Leadership Mean To You?So, if you want to understand more about your authentic self Whether you want to uncover it or to create it try this exercise as a starting point: 9. What Does Authentic Leadership Mean To You? Take a large piece of flipchart paper and draw a picture that illustrates Me at my Best. Share with a colleague, friend or spouse See what emerges. Ive used this exercise a lot with leaders and with teams and the a-ha moments are truly amazing 10. For more information on how to develop your Authentic Leadership please contactpat@lynnscottcoaching.co.uk 11. www.lynnscottcoaching.co.uk</p>