Forbes: 5 Keys To Authentic Leadership

  1. Reveal Your True Self
  2. Get Feedback From Others
  3. Release the Need to Be Liked By Everyone
  4. Find the Balance
  5. Know Your Values and Embrace Who You Are

Release the Need to Be Liked By Everyone

Davis actually contacted me when conducting research for his book, asking my own views on being authentic. I told him that most people are walking the tightrope between their need to express their own identity, and their need to fit in. These are really primal urges. For myself, I remind myself daily of all the things I’m grateful for in life, and that I only really need the love and approval of my kids and a couple of couple close friends to be happy. When you don’t need to be liked or loved by everyone, it frees you up to be your True Self.

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