Leaders Are Authentic

Four Reasons Introverts Are Naturally Authentic Leaders

By Andy Johnson

It’s a common myth that introverts can’t be great leaders. This is due to the fact that leadership theories have favored extroverts for centuries. Western culture has also traditionally reinforced the leadership of outgoing, dynamic men who are articulately passionate, sure of themselves and just seem to attract followers. 

The Complete Leader Goes to School

Today our guest is Dr. Tom Sechrest, Director of the Masters Program in Leadership and Change at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. Dr. Sechrest talks about business ethnics in Asian countries, the business ecosystem in Austin, and the importance of flexibility in teaching. He also outlines his process for designing the new masters curriculum at St. Edwards, using tenants from The Complete Leader, and the critical role of personal assessments in the program.

Authenticity: Learning to be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

In this short video Rodger Price, founder of Leading by DESIGN, speaks to us about Authenticity. He shares his reasons for why authenticity is important for a leader and how assessment tools can help you determine how authentic you really are.

The True Essence of Leadership

Our guest is Chris Steely, who trains business leaders with GPS Business Group. Chris is a highly decorated Marine Corps logistics officer, and a national collegiate rowing champion, gold medalist and coach. He tells us about the relationship between sales and leadership, and why ego has no place in true leadership. Chris talks about authentic leadership, the importance of innovation, and how the best leaders are continually raising standards. 

The Hidden Opportunity of Insecurity

By Justin Foster

No leader is 100% confident all of the time. Sure, leaders are expected to be confident and certain during pivotal moments, but we also understand that they are human. When rolling challenges arise, fatigue and stress numb the senses, and eventually insecurity begins to emerge. The difference between a great leader and a poor leader is how he or she views insecurity. 

Leaders’ Personalities: Determined or Developed?

By Andy Johnson

A significant portion of my work as an executive coach involves assisting existing and emerging leaders to accept themselves.  A big part of who they are, the part they often need to fully embrace, is their personality.  The following question frequently comes up, “Is my personality inherited or developed?”  Before I answer that question, let me define some important terms.

Build a Creative Brand One Person at a Time

Today our guest is Courtney Feider, who is a creative disruption strategist, speaker and business advisor with Price Associates. Courtney talks about the importance of cultivating creativity in your organization and making sure your culture is authentic. She also talks about the four paradigm shifts that are happening in business today, and how you can leverage them within your company. 

Indignity, Indignance, & Introversion

How Yin Leaders Can Respond to Indignity

By Andy Johnson

“You need to be funnier.” 

“You’re just too serious.” 

These are examples of two cards played against me on significant occasions that led to painful career path alterations. 

Authenticity: The Foundation For Trust

In this short video, Ron Price speaks to us about how to know if you are being authentic and how to build authenticity.

4 Ways Introverts Can be Authentic Leaders

By Andy Johnson, strategymagazine.com, April 2016

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