The idea of being genuine, or authentic, is a concept that is highly sought by those who desire to follow. Several hindrances challenge the genuine nature of a leader’s character: self, personal agenda, money, power, position.
These areas do not mean an individual is always disingenuous, however, they do hinder the development of genuine leadership.
Considering a few ideas will increase the growth of genuine leadership character.
1) Think about the influence our words and actions have before we speak or act.
2) Use knowledge, commitment and ability to lay the foundation for decisions and actions.
3) Deliver honest criticism in a spirit of love and concern for the well being of others.
4) Fairness and impartiality are essential when working with people.
5) Always begin and end with something nice and complementary.
6) Address the issues in our personal lives before trying to help others.
7) Ask for assistance and follow the suggestions provided.
The background in these seven ideas is not simply for the purpose of working to develop leadership character, but to demonstrate a genuineness that builds confidence in those we influence every day.