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(Robber Hiding Under A White Wall. Artist: chanpipat/Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 10050051) (Robber Hiding Under A White Wall. Artist: chanpipat/Freedigitalphotos.net. ID: 10050051)

Authenticity, in its purest sense, is the capability of remaining true to yourself and to your values. Along with integrity, which I wrote about previously, it is one of the keys for successful leadership.

As Dr. Lance Secretan teaches:

“Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust”. 

Easier said than done in a world full of stimulus, temptations, where even the most truthful individuals easily get sucked into a vortex losing both their authenticity and direction. How do you know for sure that you have not lost your authenticity?

(Storm. Artist: graur godrin/Freedigitalphotos.net. 23.3.2010) (Storm. Artist: graur godrin/Freedigitalphotos.net. 23.3.2010)

Signs of authenticity robbery (appeals both to personal behavior and behavior towards other individuals):

– Not seeing the wood for the trees

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