Leaders: Be Authentic

Image copyright © Dan Nielsen

Image copyright © Dan Nielsen

As all great leaders know… leaders are not perfect.

Try as they might, every leader still has flaws. They still make mistakes. They still fall short. They still have regrets. They still yearn to do better. Every leader is imperfect.

So why is it that so many leaders try to appear flawless?

While strength and confidence are important qualities of any leader, there is a fine line between emitting confidence and putting on a façade of infallibility. When leaders aim to keep up appearances, they risk more than falling short of expectations; they risk alienating those whom they lead.

To read the full article, featured this week on the Journal of Healthcare Contracting blog, please click here >>

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I am a leader, speaker, and author who is passionate about Leadership Excellence and Achieiving Greater Success. I am the author of the books Be An Inspirational Leader(2016) and Presidential Leadership (2013), and deliver keynote presentations on those topics and several others.

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