Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership
Sunday, 24 August 2014
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The greatest challenge in leading self and others is authenticity in your actions, thoughts and behaviours. As a leader you have the power to change the world; one conversation, one experience, one business and one person at a time and your integrity and responsibility to yourself and others is the catalyst to begin this process. The authentic leader is personally committed to developing and displaying the skills that will increase the impact and influence of everyone in their presence. This community is dedicated to exploring the concept of authenticity in every facet of leadership and high level performance.

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No it does not, but people need to see who you are in order to understand you enough to trust you. Trust is key in any leader follower relationship and without it, it just does not function. Leaders need to be assertive, circumspect but human always. The propensity of some people to be ultra secretive for example is a leadership killing trait. Horde who you are and you will never make a connection with those whom you are asking to follow you. Balance in showing enough of yourself that demonstrates your vision, approach and intent for the task at hand is thus very important!
Last replied by John Mulhall on Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Oh I think role models will never become extinct for as long as we exist. Its an integral part of our survival as a species, we seek role models to learn how to survive and thrive from those established and thriving around us. The adjulation is part of the quid pro quo as it stimlulates the learning process keeping the role model engaged. The basic instinct aspects of role models is one of the reasons why Superman, Spiderman and Captain America hold such wide appeal to us and why our parents often are our first "role models". We never loose the need to believe it can be better thus will never stop seeking out role models who we like to call mentors as adults...
Last replied by John Mulhall on Monday, 08 December 2014
Well said Frederick! I could not agree more. To answer your questions, organisations have encouraged collaborative leadership where constructive two way dialogue is actively encouraged and driven by trained leaders along with tools like HR's ERI (Employee Relations Index) where staff get to do a survey critiquing management and company by team grouping and then goto HR led working group meetings where issues are discussed without the direct leader present. Leading the meeting, the HR rep has to draw out the issues but police any descructive criticism is comes from staff who may not like the leader without any neccessary wrongdoing on the leaders part. Well developed soft skills and a high EQ on the HR reps part allows for an effective session an outcome.
Last replied by John Mulhall on Thursday, 04 December 2014
Try to invent New things at work either strategy or plan to keep go on.
Last replied by Dr. Hasan Ali Alrajhi on Monday, 01 December 2014
..good communication, listening more then speaking, challenging team members to be better then yesterday, engaging team members as people as much as professionals and earning trust through collaboration, good understanding and assertive presence when required.
Last replied by John Mulhall on Monday, 01 December 2014
Especially if the outcome need managment of cost effect related subjects
Last replied by Dr. Hasan Ali Alrajhi on Monday, 17 November 2014
For me the skills that will lift you up to the level of a leader will differ from an industry to another. Education leaders have some different traits in comparison with Marketing leaders for instance. But there are skills and traits that are common to most of the leaders regardless of their background, role or industry and those are: 1- Honesty 2- Good communication skills 3- Commitment and leading by example 4- Self-awareness and confidence 5- Creativity Bonus: 5'- Intuition and gut instincts. :)
Last replied by Dr. Khaled Ouanes on Wednesday, 12 November 2014