Archives For Authentic Leadership

The title seems a bit odd does it not? How can your view of others affect your effectiveness?

The answer lies in a great book entitled Leadership and Self-Deception put out by the Arbinger Institute. If you don’t have this book, you need to add it to your leadership library!

One of the key observations is understanding how you view others. You can view them as one of two ways:

As Objects

  1. Obstacles
  2. Means to an end
  3. Unimportant

Or as People:

  1. With feelings
  2. With dreams and hopes
  3. With fears and insecurities

Most importantly, when you view them as people you are also acknowledging that their hopes and fears are just as legitimate as yours.

So, how are you viewing others? As Objects or as People?

It does make a difference.

BG

If you want a glimpse into the character of a leader, watch how they interact with the housekeeping, janitorial, or groundskeeping staff of their organization.

“let your people think!”

5 Marks of a Leader

July 3, 2012

I enjoy reading Michael Hyatt’s blog as so many others do. In a repost today (he’s on vacation) he talks about 5 marks of an authentic leader. Theses marks are:

  • Authentic leaders have insight. 
  • Authentic leaders demonstrate initiative.
  • Authentic leaders exert influence. 
  • Authentic leaders have impact. 
  • Authentic leaders exercise integrity. 
Some great points and I encourage you to read his blog for a fuller explanation of his points.
Have a great Independence Day celebration tomorrow!!
BG