Why should anyone be led by you?
Or: what it takes to be an authentic leader. A lot has been written about leadership and leadership styles. In their book, Goffee and Jones specifically zoom in on what makes leaders inspirational for their teams. They found that inspirational leaders have four qualities in common:
- Tough empathy
- Revealing and valuing differences
Their findings are also explained in a comprehensive HBR article that you can find here.
Gareth Jones on authenticity: