If you want to be successful you need to be genuine If you want to be happy you need to be your real self. If you want people to like you, you need to be authentic. Those kinds of sentence you might hear in many places. From your relatives, friends, news, blogs, TV shows and ads. Everywhere there is put a huge pressure of being authentic. Of being true, honest, real and sincere... Read more
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So what this actually means, to be authentic? Dictionaries define authenticity as – not false or copied; genuine; real. More deep meaning states also, that authenticity is, representing one’s true nature or beliefs; is being true to oneself or to the person identified. But, what exactly this means, in simple words? How can you be sure that something is authentic?... Read more
Our lives are uncertain and impermanent, and paradoxically, this can lead us towards living authentically, as we realize that death is unavoidable, values are subjective, and life by itself is flux.
The Self-Perception Theory reveals that people manipulate their own information so that the audience is impressed. People portray authenticity and manipulate their behaviours to appear real when it is necessary.
In the last 10 years, authenticity has been a huge buzzword in the business press. Professionals who are good at their core job, are more often than not struggling in roles they get after they are promoted, as the same skills that made them successful are not enough.
These transition positions require us to leave our established identity and move towards new skills, often at the cost of a complete personality overhaul. This identity crisis while shifting towards a new role feels inauthentic.
Is a management style in which leaders are genuine, self-aware, and transparent.
An authentic leader is able to inspire loyalty and trust in her employees by consistently displaying who she/he really is as a person, and how she/he feels about her employees' performance.
Authentic leadership is the single strongest predictor of an employee's job satisfaction.
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