Authenticity or Bust!

Put your game face on!!!  Right?

Not always.

One of the most important attributes that employees look for in a good leader is authenticity.  Notice I didn’t say emotional….I said authentic. 

Being authentic is being true to who you are and what your values are.  This allows people to feel secure, to develop a level of trust with you, and makes you approachable and real.

If something makes you angry in the workplace, this is a human feeling.  Express it appropriately.  If something makes you ecstatic, express it appropriately.  People will find you human, not emotional.  A leader that always has their “game face” on may be perceived as untouchable or unreachable making it difficult for other people to relate to.

Everyone’s “authentic” looks different.  Need help finding yours?  Reach out.