Leadership is more important than ever before, yet true leaders are in short supply. There is a huge crisis of confidence in leaders. Since the financial crash of 2008, distrust in leaders has dramatically increased. Only one-third of people trust leaders.
Authentic leaders reduce turnover by building trust and creating a culture where people want to work. They motivate and engage employees by igniting passions while aligning personal motivations to corporate goals.
In a previous post, I identified five strategies that women need to develop their leadership presence: being authentic, living a whole life, being clear, driving their destiny and growing their tribe. Let’s take a closer look at being authentic.
Leaders often lack an understanding of the skills and behaviors they need to develop truly authentic leadership relationships. To become such a leader, they need to develop and draw upon a wide range of emotional intelligence skills.