Authentic Leaders don't wear a mask. They are vulnerable and reveal their true self to the world.
They demonstrate by example and are true to their word.
Newly appointed managers are often feeling overwhelmed. This is because they may have been promoted based on their individual job performance, rather than their managerial skills. As a result, they may struggle to transition into their new role and feel pressure to quickly develop new skills. This can lead to difficulties in being an effective manager, as they may feel like they are trying to become someone else or act in a way that doesn't come naturally to them.
Developing authentic leadership skills can have numerous benefits for both managers and their teams. By building trust through vulnerability, integrity, empathy, and adaptability, managers can create a positive work environment where employees feel supported and valued. This can lead to increased engagement, motivation, and productivity within the team. Additionally, authentic leaders are more likely to earn the respect and loyalty of their team members, which can lead to better retention rates and a more cohesive team dynamic. Ultimately, investing in authentic leadership can help managers to become more effective in their roles and achieve greater success for themselves and their organizations.
It has been scientifically proven that trust is a critical component of high-performance teams. When team members trust one another, they are more likely to collaborate effectively, share their expertise, and take risks to achieve their goals. This level of trust is nurtured when leaders create a safe and supportive environment where people feel comfortable speaking up and challenging assumptions.
Authentic leadership is a style of leadership where the leader is true to themselves and the values they stand for. The 4 pillars that contribute to authentic leadership are:
Being open and honest with others about your thoughts, feelings, and actions. This helps to build trust with your team and shows your human side.
Sticking to your values and principles, even when it's difficult. This builds trust and respect with your team, as they know they can rely on you to do the right thing.
Understanding and relating to others' emotions and feelings. This creates a supportive and caring culture, where people feel valued and understood.
Being flexible and adaptable to change. This helps to create an environment that is open to new ideas and innovation.
Learn in our 1-Day Workshop, how to develop your authentic leadership skills using those 4 Pillars. By doing so, you can create a strong foundation of trust, respect, and support within your team, which can help to drive performance and achieve success.
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