You will be found out. People will begin to realize you’re not who you say you are. They’ll see the true you.
And that’s the truth if you’re not leading authentically.
People don’t want to be led by a phony. They want real people being authentic. This means flaws and all.
Yet too many leaders don’t want to show their authentic self.
These leaders try to speak the language of the people they’re currently leading, thinking it will make them relevant. These leaders will hide their flaws instead of relishing in their brokenness.
What Is An Authentic Leader?
In my time as a leader, I’ve struggled. I didn’t have the right words to say, especially when a student passed away in a car accident or another student struggled with a bad breakup.