Authentic leaders

Authentic leadership - a new age leadership fad or one of the qualities of the strongest most confident leaders?

Don’t show weakness.

Isn’t that what leaders are told?

But here’s the thing – showing vulnerabilities builds trust in you as a leader and builds relationships at a deeper level. It shows you are human. That you don’t know all the answers. That even you question things.

While that might be unthinkable for some leaders – the more astute leaders know the trust and confidence in you that it brings.

It’s OK to be vulnerable.

Find out more about this valuable leadership trait in this video:

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Published: Thursday 22 July 2021
Written by: Anna Hemmings, OLY, MBE.