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What does authentic leadership mean to you?

August 16, 2013

Self-awarenessFor me, authentic leadership is about being self-aware and true to who you are and what you believe in.

It’s easy for leaders to fall into the trap of wanting to lead exactly like their idols – but often this doesn’t fit with who they are and what their values are. And people quickly pick up on the inconsistencies in behaviour that this creates – which leads to mistrust.

Leaders must take to time to explore who they are, what their values are and how they want to lead.

In my previous post I discussed how everyone at Farscape agreed on our company values – and authenticity was high on the list. Here is what it means to all of us and what it therefore means for the people we work with:

Authentic LeadershipIn short, our authenticity is about practising what we preach – which we wouldn’t be able to do without being self-aware.

After all, how can we encourage authenticity in the leaders we support without being authentic ourselves?

By Emma Webb

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