April 16, 2017 by Tarran Deane
You’ve seen the people who seem so naturally at ease with themselves, whatever situations they’re in? The kid who isn’t self-conscious, the woman on stage, the man trying his hand at something new – they captivate you with their authenticity.
Our capacity at work and in the community is enhanced when we give ourselves permission to grow and practice, fail and succeed at things. you see we need each other – not all the time sure – but ultimately teams need to know what we stand for so we can genuinely connect, better understand and unite beneath a shared purpose.
We can all be intentional when we have a clearer understanding of who we are and what we stand for, embracing boldness and humility and setting aside comparison and rejection.
In the first of 26 Chapters, the opening chapter ‘Authenticity’ from “The Alphabet Principle: Your A-Z Guide to Being a Compelling Leader” sets the scene as we talk about real life at work, the opportunities and challenges, including:
📓Just Who Are You?!
📓Stripping Back the Layers (and really, Tim Ferris can’t have been thinking about mainstream leaders when he wrote the 4 hour work week!?)
📓What Alternatives Do You Have & the Impact at Work
📓a Bunch More Great Stuff
📓a cautionary reality stocktake
📓 and Your Authenticity Checklist
Here’s a quick video on being your #authentic self as a leader and some background vision from #ColourConf Sydney Australia during March 2017. When I first attended this conference back in 1998 the female host was truly breaking new ground. It was the first time I had witnessed genuine authenticity from a main stage presentation. Bobby Houston was disarming, engaging, feminine and strong. This Leader walked in her authority in her own style, pushing the boundaries of stereotypes.
As I listened over those few days I realised I ‘caught’ something. It was a seed of authenticity, that I have continued to water in my own life over the past 20 years.
So now my invitation to you: water your own sense of authenticity and realise when you do, you give the rest of us ‘permission’ to be ourselves in the process.
🎬 Watch the raw video below filmed while I’m waiting for this next 8,000 delegate strong conference to resume after the lunch break
#ColourConf #Authenticity #Authentic #Leadership #thealphabetprinciplebook
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