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The Authenticity Paradox

Ways to gain an external perspective

Without the benefit of an external perspective we get from experimenting with new leadership behaviours, habitual patterns of thought fence us in.

  • Learn from diverse role models. We should view authenticity not as an intrinsic state but instead as the ability to adopt elements you have learned from others' styles and behaviours.
  • Work on getting better. Setting goals for learning helps us experiment with our identities without feeling like a fraud. It motivates us to develop valued attributes.
  • Don't stick to who you are as a leader. Instead, embrace how your style changes over time and keep editing it.

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