Characteristics Of An Authentic Leader

Authentic leader, when I think about it, it triggered my lifestyle phrase “Keep It Real.” Everything relates to a leader being true to themselves regardless where they are and surrounded people. It is a quality that exists within a true leader. On the other hand, it’s a type of person with good character that show great leadership during job as well as off-clock. Authentic leaders always concern for others in work environment. They are always respected by others for their great contributions in an organization. Within a company, they always aware of their strengths, emotions and limitations. They constantly put the company’s goals ahead of their own self-interest and pursuit the results base on company’s interest, but not for their own ego. …show more content…
As I recalled from one of my old job, when we were working together for an insurance broker type company. Basically, it’s a company that sells, solicits, or negotiates insurances. I was assigned by a very difficult project due in a month despite the lack of resources. I wouldn’t be able to complete the project without his help. Unlike other managers who just throw a project at you and expect for completion at time due, he knew it was not that easy to complete by myself without his supports. He provided all the necessary supports, advises and resources. Not only that, he always kept me stay on course by providing confirmations, his point of views, and corrections when I was off-track. Majority, we work as a team and he leaded me through the time of difficulty until the project completion. As I remembered, he said the project won’t be “superior” completed in time without teamwork. For company’s best interests, with his open mind and unafraid to share his histories and resources, he created a trust and confidence bridge between us. I realized that he’s a great leader that lead with his heart and mind, but not just his mind. Being a leader without fear of judgment from others or criticism, he always wanted to receive honest feedbacks when he need it …show more content…
Instead of be like them, you have to gather other’s experiences, learn from that and become a virtuous brand new leaf. Besides done everything with great jobs, you have to lead others with your heart as well as vision mind. Always keep in mind, you need to lead your team with passion to achieve their golden goal. You need to do your work with inner satisfaction and drive each other to make everything successful. With a long term, meaningful relationships with others, we all suffered and celebrated victory all together as a team. That’s the challenge that every authentic leader has to fulfill. Last but not least, authentic leaders are not about how their successes or getting loyal subordinates to follow them. Instead, you have to know the key to a successful by enabled everyone and inspired them to step up and lead. That’s a true authentic

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