Tag Archive: authentic leader

Things that Ruin Leaders

Losing yourself and finding yourself ruins leaders. Most of us are still finding ourselves. We live to please our parents, teachers, bosses, lovers, and friends. It’s healthy to please others but devastating to… Continue reading

A Pig in a Suit Still Stinks

A professional environment is a pig sty that slows development, blocks innovation, and belittles authenticity. If professionalism is about competence, count me in. But there’s a difference between being professional and professional environments.… Continue reading

Lying Leaders Are More Common than you Think

Men who say they love ties are liars, just like women with deformed toes love red-soled high heels. If clothes make the man, he’s pitiful. If clothes make the woman, she’s self-deceived. No… Continue reading

2 Steps to Become Your Aspirational Self And Still Be Your Real Self

Growth is becoming your aspirational self, not languishing with the façade of authenticity. Don’t turn from challenge or opportunity with self-affirming nonsense like, “It’s just not me,” or, “That’s not who I am.”… Continue reading

How Leaders Become Real – Lessons from Pinocchio

Pinocchio was a block of wood until Geppetto shaped him into a marionette that eventually become a real boy. Pinocchio was alive but he wasn’t real. Becoming real: #1. Guides. You never become… Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About “NOT” Being Yourself

Warren Bennis was brilliant when he said, “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself.” But what if you’re a jerk-hole? Perhaps you shouldn’t always ‘be yourself’. I’ve been told, for example, we… Continue reading