Leadership and Loyalty™
The Seduction of insignificance - Leadership and Loyalty Episode 210
Lupita Nyong'o, Best Suppoting Actress, 12 Years a Slave, spoke recently. She spoke about not feeling good enough: "Seduction of insignificance". It means you never have to step up. Take a moment and write down your greatest successes: business, health, relational, family... I have a question for you. What is the single most important key to successful leadership in today’s economy? If you answered anything except being an authentic leader, you’d be wrong. Being an authentic leader today is no longer a preference or an option. It is crucial! Now let me be clear. We are not talking about the idea of being authentic. We aren’t talking about the faux authenticity of sharing something that you think will impress someone. No, we are talking about being real and genuine, being true to who you are and what you stand for. An authentic leader is willing to embrace that they will not be everyone’s cup of tea, and what’s more, they are good with that realization. The leaders who are blazing the trail of new leadership are dedicated to developing deeper and deeper authenticity not only in themselves, their teams, but also in all their relationships on an ongoing basis.