Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership Builds Trust and Engagement

Leadership success starts with authenticity — doing our jobs without compromising our values and personality.

Authenticity is the healthy alignment between internal values and beliefs and external behavior. It comes from finding your style and your way of leading — and making life decisions that reflect your values and your personality.

People trust us when we are true to ourselves, and that trust makes it possible to get things done.

Authentic leaders bring their whole selves to their jobs and participate fully and honestly in the workplace. Organizations that foster authentic behavior are more likely to have engaged, enthusiastic, motivated employees and psychologically safe cultures.

In contrast, inauthenticity can often be recognized by others and become a disruptive, negative force, adding to uncertainty and distrust.

Leaders who struggle with inauthenticity often find themselves depleted and losing interest in their work. The energy expended trying to come across as something you’re not is energy unavailable for work and other activities.

Building a more authentic leadership image isn’t about creating a false picture of yourself, but about recognizing genuine aspects of yourself that should be coming across to other people — but aren’t.

Upskill Your Team With Authentic Leadership Programs & Trainings

Authentic Leadership Promotes a Culture of Respect

Your leaders can begin to build authenticity by rethinking their understanding of executive image, starting with these 3 tips:

  • Show some warmth. Leaders who are overly reserved seem wooden, stiff, and uncaring.
  • Think “we.” Even if something is your idea, your vision, and your responsibility, keep in mind that your job as a leader is much bigger than yourself.
  • Find the thrill. For a leader, energy, interest, and passion are crucial assets.

Start fostering trust and engagement at your organization by equipping your team with the skills to lead with authenticity. We can deliver our world-class, research-backed authentic leadership programs and content to them — or you can.

You Can Deliver Our Authentic Leadership Training, or We Can

You Deliver

We can equip your facilitators to deliver a workshop or authentic leadership training either online or in person, whichever you prefer:

Let’s talk about how you can leverage this proven leadership program content on authentic leadership in a custom internal development initiative

We Deliver

Or, we can incorporate an authentic leadership program as part of a larger leadership development initiative for your organization:

Combine with other topic modules and interactive experiences into a customized learning journey for your leaders

Our highly personalized leadership programs prepare leaders to address common challenges with authentic leadership

What Our Clients Are Saying

Organizations who have partnered with us to upskill their people’s authentic leadership training consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with CCL made a significant impact on their culture — and their bottom line.

But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.

“CCL has helped me beyond limits and has given me tangible tools to become a more authentic, aware, and resilient person and leader.”

Carolina Jiménez

OPEX Manager

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Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation about how our authentic leadership training and programs could help support your development initiatives.

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