Today I am celebrating your birthday by signing up for Weight Watchers with my cousin b/c I read that your autopsy revealed that your internals revealed the body of a 69 year old and not a 39 year old. Health is wealth. I was introduced to a Vegan lifestyle at the age of 18. Today I shall return to it.
Many people don't realize it, but a big part of true leadership is the ability and willingness to identify, accept and share yourself as a whole person - not just someone who works perfectly in an office.
After two incredible years with the firm, and continuing to be an Authentic Leader of my career and life, I decided to leave
Authentic Leaders focus on the purposes they support and the people they serve. This isn't to say that they're martyrs, that they're weak, or that they're never thinking of themselves. Authentic Leaders build strong relationships that work for everyone.
Driven Leadership, with all the problems it produces, is simply unacceptable in this second decade of the twenty-first century. What's more, it's completely unnecessary. We now have the tools we need for each of us to become more mindful -- and more effective -- leaders.
"Faking it" is the antithesis of authentic leadership. Following this advice is the most likely path to failure as a leader. You cannot act like a leader until you go through the hard steps of developing yourself from within.
I coach and mentor women who live double lives. From the outside, they appear happy with their successful careers. They are making their way up the corporate ladder, connecting with the right people, and adding high-profile accomplishments to their resumes. Looking at their lives from the outside, you'd believe they are living the dream.
What I've noticed (and experienced myself) is that when our lives aren't going as well as we'd like, we forget about all we've accomplished. Instead, we fixate everything that's wrong in the present.
Authentic leaders constitute the vast majority of people chosen today for the key roles in business and nonprofits. Their emergence as the predominant way of leading has resulted from all we have discovered about leadership in the past decade.