Leaders Must Be Authentic

To be “Authentic” you must be genuine, trustworthy and reliable. You will not be a successful leader unless you are the real deal. When I think of “Authentic” leaders I’ve known, three women come to mind. All three had a few characteristics in common. They were authentic but not perfect. They were confident, but humble. And, they were willing to admit that they did not know everything and asked for help and collaboration when the time was right. These women made me feel as part of their team rather than top down leadership. They brought out the best in those whom they were leading. I am extremely grateful for their “Authentic Leadership.”

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