There is lots of talk today about the power of authenticity, and rightfully so. We see the topic being discussed throughout the political campaigning that we are experiencing, and unfortunately we don’t see our current top running candidates for the presidential election showing high levels of authenticity. As sad as that might seem, “authenticity” seems to be conspicuously absent from this presidential campaign.
In my recent interview with author Karissa Thacker about her book “The Art of Authenticity” we discuss the four components that form the basis of authenticity as a leader.
First, is self-awareness-motivation and values are individual and distinctive. This level of authenticity requires that one really wants, what is important and why. The second is “balanced processing–this is a skill of blending thought process with the thought processes of others without a bias one’s own view. ( I really believe this is missing with that unnamed candidate for president.) Third, is relational transparency–when it comes to building a genuine relationship with people, transparency is critical. Authentic leaders allow themselves to evolve, grow, and experiment regarding their personal transparency. Lastly, is internal moral perspective–authentic leaders are students of human nature in general and experts on the peculiarities of their own particular more nature. The keep their own unique internal GPS system activated as they deal with day-to-day pressures.
If you are a leader in your organization and wanting to learn more about the keys to being more authentic then I would highly recommend that you read Karissa Thacker new book “The Art of Authenticity“. You can learn more by visiting her website by clicking here, or you can go to the book Facebook page by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy this lively interview with Karissa Thacker about “The Art of Authenticity“.