The Authenticity dimension measures your capability to relate to others in an authentic, courageous, and high-integrity manner. It measures how your leadership expresses your true self—not masked by organizational politics, looking good, winning approval, etc. It also measures your ability to take tough stands, bring up the “un-discussibles” (risky issues the group avoids discussing), openly deal with relationship problems, and share personal feelings/vulnerabilities about a situation. Courage in the workplace involves authentically and directly dealing with risky issues in one-to-one and group situations.
This week, focus on one or more behaviors that will increase your Authenticity dimension. Consider these ideas:
- To demonstrate integrity, admit when you are wrong and ensure your words and actions match.
- To demonstrate courage, deal with those uncomfortable people problems before they get worse.
After completing this activity, consider leaving a reflection in the LEADx app using the Coaching Plan Activity “Reflect” button.