Source | www.forbes.com | Kevin Kruse
What are some ways you can improve as an authentic leader?
To some people, the term “authentic leadership” causes them to roll their eyes. They dismiss the concept of authentic leadership as something typically espoused by a motivational do-gooder, or someone who isn’t connected to the reality of business.
But author Jeff Davis discusses in his new book, The Power of Authentic Leadership: Activating the 13 Keys to Achieving Prosperity Through Authenticity, that authentic leadership prowess is a cornerstone trait needed for success not just at work, but in life as well. Through conversations with Senators, billionaires, New York Times bestselling authors, and extremely successful business owners, coupled with his own research and application, Davis believes that authentic leadership is the essential ingredient for prosperity.
Hardly theoretical, authentic leadership is something that can be used and applied on a day-to-day basis, and it is needed now more than ever. In a nutshell, it’s more about being true to your word and demonstrating by example than it is about getting people to follow you or telling others what to do.
So what are some practical ways you can improve your authentic leadership skillset, starting today? Davis provides five keys to embrace in your leadership development toolkit.