Leadership Blog

Dec 4, 2023

Your Leadership Link by Cullen S. Gibson, Vice President

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Throughout my working life, I have been most impressed by authenticity in leaders. They are often sincerely devoted to family, relationships, and work. They are not a copy, but they are an original.

Although being authentic is a good thing, it can create a paradox. Research has demonstrated that the moments that most challenge a leader’s sense of authenticity are those that can teach them the most about leading effectively. By viewing themselves as a work in progress, leaders can develop a personal style that feels right to them.  This is simply growing authentically as a leader. We just have to wear different hats at times and be chameleons. The reality is that leaders change who they are through experience and essentially, become more credible and vulnerable.

Have a great week everyone.