Tag Archives: confidence

Faith Matters: Foundations for Good Leadership

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, a foundation of faith can lead to good faith leadership practices! It’s a timely message, because we’re so often faced with politicians and other leaders who claim a faith that doesn’t “trickle down” to their actions.

#HBR: The Authenticity Paradox in Leadership

Should you be transparent about your feelings and challenges? Should you be cautious, and strategic in your leadership persona? Such a paradox, in a world that claims to love authentic leadership! Authenticity is a double-edged sword, building trust and breaking it down, depending on how we perform our true selves. According to Hermania Ibarra, in […]

Donald Trump: Breaking all the rules of good leadership

According to Schumpeter, of Economist fame, Donald Trump is a living example of power driving a leader out of leadership and into a whole new realm, moving past self-confident into self-centered. And that’s a dangerous move, for many reasons. “Making people more self-confident is good. But power also makes them more self-centred. In one study, […]

How We See Ourselves Shapes Who We Can Become as Leaders

This is such commonsense that it’s almost a cliche. But when we can lighten up about how we see ourselves, we can shine our light in the world more clearly. Watch this Dove Real Beauty Sketches video, and think about the ways you limit yourself. It certainly was an eye opener for me. I expected […]

Authentic Leadership as Listening

I wrote earlier about the perspective that “leaders donʻt matter,” that for most mainstream leadership positions there are a set of leaders ready to fill a slot, with skills, qualities, values and experience to function perfectly well in the role.  Itʻs a radical idea in a culture that generally imagines a leader to be a […]