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How Authentic Leaders "Walk the Walk"

| October 27, 2009

by Jim Bruce

Today, we turn to Business Week’s September 18, 2009 Leadership column for the piece “How Authentic Leaders ‘Walk the Walk’”.

In the article, Alan Deutschman, says that being an authentic leader means two things:

1.  You must share the struggle and the risks with your people.

2.  You must make sure that your actions consistently reinforce the one or two most important values you hold up for your organization.

So, the questions we must each ask:  How authentic a leader am I?  Am I walking the walk?  What do I need to do to step it up?


.  .  .  .   jim