How are you leading?
It’s a big question these days as we navigate the uncharted waters of COVID-19. Many believe we need to be confident, positive and directive, especially given the amount of change we’re facing daily.
It’s a good combination, until it’s not.
Sometimes, you are uncertain too. It makes you human. Sometimes, you’re challenged and it’s hard. That doesn’t mean you’re not confident. In that moment, it means you’re human. Your vulnerability makes you accessible to each of us struggling with you. It also becomes a call to action, because when our leaders are real, we connect in a profound way.
Authentic leadership means we lead with openness, honesty and vulnerability. It requires rigorous truth–telling fueled by genuine emotional intelligence.
Intentional leadership is a balance of creating clarity, evoking action, and exuding confidence with the full expression of your humanity.