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Leadership Unplugged…Authenticity

Authenticity is spot on.

There’s a lot of talk about authenticity. Especially in leadership.

There are scenarios where a leader behaves badly and puts it down to his or her true self.

There’s a difference between being authentic and being one’s true self. 

Then one says I need to be myself because I’ve heard about authenticity and read about it and as a leader, I need to be just who I am, that’s thinking from the head.

Coaching helps one understand that authenticity is a continuous connectivity between the head, the heart and soul. Understanding that makes one view authenticity differently.

When your heart, soul and inner self are connected you’ll always have good thoughts.

When you stay or keep yourself connected from within, you’ll always lead from what your true feelings are.

That’s the true self. The real and authentic you.

A very important part of being one’s true self is that of being conscious of your impact on others. Keeping in touch with one’s feelings enables one to understand other people’s feelings.

Authenticity is about having the perspective of seeing what people see and feel when one is one’s true self.

It’s all about feeling it not thinking it.

About the author, Ross

Behavioural leadership coach committed to bringing more soul into business and reducing a leader's stress in managing their people

5 Comments

  1. LS on 02/20/2020 at 5:16 PM

    Beautiful articulation and creative insights and great inspiration. so profound Ross as always. ” When your heart, soul and inner self are connected you’ll always have good thoughts.

    When you stay or keep yourself connected from within, you’ll always lead from what your true feelings are.

    That’s the true self. The real and authentic you.” Kudos. LS

  2. LS Murthy on 02/20/2020 at 5:17 PM

    Beautiful articulation and creative insights and great inspiration. so profound Ross as always. ” When your heart, soul and inner self are connected you’ll always have good thoughts.
    When you stay or keep yourself connected from within, you’ll always lead from what your true feelings are.
    That’s the true self. The real and authentic you.” Kudos. LS

  3. LS Murthy on 02/20/2020 at 5:17 PM

    Beautiful articulation and creative insights and great inspiration. so profound Ross as always. ” When your heart, soul and inner self are connected you’ll always have good thoughts.” Kudos. LS

    • Ross Swan on 05/07/2020 at 10:05 AM

      Thanks LS, we had some technical challenges and only just saw you comments. I am pleased it resonated with you. Cheers Ross

  4. LS Murthy on 02/20/2020 at 5:18 PM

    Beautiful articulation and creative insights and great inspiration. so profound Ross as always. “The Heart, soul and inner self are in sync you’ll always have good thoughts.” Kudos. LS

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