Tag Archive: authentic leadership

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

I Haven’t Grown Up – Have You?

We all get older but we’re children till we die. When my wife flirts with me, sarcastically I say, “Grow up!” But maybe we shouldn’t grow up. Perhaps we haven’t. Embrace your inner… Continue reading

The Power of Showing Up – Choose How You Show Up or Someone Else Will

I spent too much time feeling like a puppet with someone’s hand shoved up my back. I blame myself. Where is the power to choose how YOU show up? When you let others… Continue reading

How the Grinch Reveals the Heart of Leadership

The Grinch hated the Whos because his heart was 2 sizes too small, not because the Whos were hate-worthy. The Heart of the Matter: Emotion: Recurring emotion reveals and expresses what’s in you,… Continue reading