Leading authentically requires having a clear understanding of your own ethical principles and personal values. It means feeling comfortable being who you truly are and even sharing your vulnerably.
When we can lead in this way, we create a space of security; one where people are willing to feel deeply engaged. Engagement, like leadership requires effort and intentionality. Which in turn fosters an environment of open feedback and constructive criticism in a non-defensive way. Promoting everyone’s well-being, trust, engagement and effectiveness.
By encouraging teams and individuals to reflect on their own personal values, strengths and weaknesses, leaders encourage a special social fabric that can then be further weaved into every aspect of the organization.
Today, lead by example and start getting people to engage more deeply by reflecting on:
Who am I?
What are my personal values?
How do I (and my role) fit into the bigger picture?
What intentional behaviors can help me connect more deeply?