The Pathway to Authentic Leadership
Today’s great leaders are competent influencers, confident communicators and individuals who have the capacity to adapt and correct under pressure, inspire others with a vision and it’s connecting values, and effectively take people on a journey to a new destination.
Most leaders understand the cognitive and behavioural aspects of leadership, but leaders have a far greater impact when they can use more than just their intellect. Leaders who can ‘be’ themselves with courage, strength and compassion, find deeper reserves of integrity, authenticity and presence, even when they’re challenged.
Great leadership is essentially ‘an internal process’; it rests on self-awareness and self-management; it encompasses personal consistency, effectively engaging others, being an inspirational role model, inviting change and demonstrating resilience in an increasingly turbulent organisational world. These leaders are rare; they are the people who bring sustainable and memorable change wherever they go, and within an organisation, can propel it and its people toward extraordinary outcomes.
Self-leadership is where it all starts. Leadership is a role that each of us will undertake; it will come to us in life in one form or another and when it comes, we are either ready for it and we take those that follow to somewhere better, or not. Our followers will be at work, at home and in our communities, and each one of them will be powerfully impacted by the quality of what we do.
Working to free yourself from the barriers you hold to your own empowerment is the most critical leadership development work; you may be able to hold your own in the boardroom and direct traffic at the critical junctures of your working days, but if you cannot build a great culture at home and at work and lead your people into the new frontiers of family and business life today, you are playing an old game.
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