To be a great leader, you need to create a culture that encourages your team to think and work more efficiently. For this positive culture change to happen, you must be authentic in approaching them. This means responding to their points of discussion in a timely, respectful, and genuine manner.
There's no denying that authentic people are honourable people; and honourable leaders display the following key management characteristics: Honesty, Integrity, Reciprocity, Empathy, and Respect. Great leaders know how to present these qualities with different levels of intensity depending on the circumstance and people they relate to.
Communities, businesses, and people alike are all demanding greater transparency and authenticity from leaders; when there is a healthy amount of mutual respect and disclosure, reciprocity is second nature because everyone feels like their contributions are valued.
Taking an authentic approach shows that you not only use your head, but your heart and hands as well. This makes it easier for people to trust your business and the products and/or services that you provide.
Learn how to apply authentic leadership in different contexts and with different people from executive coach Ricky Nowak at your next conference or team meeting.
Ricky specialises in building top performing teams and individuals for many of Australia, New Zealand and Asia's leading organisations, and is an energetic motivational conference speaker, corporate trainer and executive coach.