It is sometimes said, “If you want to know if you are a leader, looks behind to see who is following”. We can add to that, “If you want to know if you are a good leader, listen to what those behind are saying about you”. Do your team members trust and respect you? Are they loyal? Will they go that extra mile for you when needed? Do they like working for you?
In her book ‘The Fearless Leader’, Chris Baron makes the bold statement that, “Employees don’t quit their jobs, they quit their leaders”. Her premise is that only authentic leaders can command the trust and unerring loyalty of their teams necessary to survive and succeed in this increasingly challenging world of work. As such, becoming an authentic leader would seem a sensible if not a necessary aspiration for anyone focused on success. But what does that take?
Research published in the Harvard Business Review highlighted some common themes of authentic leaders: they demonstrate passion for their purpose; they are consistently true to their values; they exercise self-discipline in their efforts to achieve their goals; and they understand the importance of building long-term meaningful relationships with others.
This one-day programme explores the concept of the authentic leader and the characteristics that differentiates them from other types of leaders, including the distinct qualities of:
The aims of this one-day workshop are:
By the end of the programme, you will be able to:
What is Authentic Leadership?
Involving the Team
Looking to the Future