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The Art of Authenticity: Tools to Become an Authentic Leader and Your Best Self

The Art of Authenticity: Tools to Become an Authentic Leader and Your Best Self

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781119153429
  • Published In: March 2016
  • Format: Hardback , 240 pages
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    Leverage your authentic self into a valuable leadership strategy

    The Art of Authenticity is a guide to becoming a better leader by achieving your best self. All people bring different sides of themselves to various situations. This book will show you how to broaden and deepen your effectiveness by presenting the most appropriate side of yourself. Dr. Karissa Thacker is the management psychologist called on by over two hundred Fortune 500 companies to work with high potential leaders. This book provides you with her expert guidance, based on validated psychological research and artful application of psychological principles to actual business situations, to help you become an authentic leader. You'll learn how to lead through reflection, action, and conscious choice, and how to maintain your guiding principles while effectively leading your team. By replacing habitual reactions with authentic ones, you'll find that you're modeling good behavior and effective decision-making—and that authenticity is contagious. This guide equips you with the tools and skills you need to be the catalyst of positive change your organization needs.

    How do you remain authentic while being an effective leader? This book argues that the question isn't a duality. Authenticity is the best way to lead, and the only way to maintain sustainable success as an organization. This insightful guide shows you how to find your authentic self, and leverage that into an effective, executable leadership strategy.

    • Become authentic in a way that befits your values
    • Show loyalty, honesty, ethics, and consideration
    • Maintain authenticity in leadership roles
    • Make conscious choices instead of blind reactions

    Some are born to lead, other must be taught, but all leaders must work to retain their own values and basic sense of self. A simple pause can mean the difference between a knee-jerk reaction and an authentic decision, and the effects ripple throughout your organization. The Art of Authenticity is your guidebook to finding the true authentic leader within, and leading from the inside out for the long haul.

  • PREFACE xi

    Part I A New Vision of Authenticity 1

    Chapter 1 The Digital Era of Freedom and Fear 3

    The Call to Authenticity 4

    On Becoming More Authentic 5

    The Particular Challenges of Now and How Did We Get Here? 8

    The Dawn of the Digital Age 11

    Digital Era = Fear + Freedom 14

    Responding to the Challenges of Freedom and Fear 15

    The Workouts 16

    Chapter 2 Signature Contributions vs. Conformity 18

    Celebrate Your Quirks 20

    The More Experiments the Better 22

    The Upside of Your Weaknesses 25

    Meaning Matters 28

    The Workouts 32

    Chapter 3 Truth, Lies, and Authenticity 33

    Seeing the Multiple Choice Questions 34

    Killing the Dead Bug View of Truth 35

    Big Fat Whoppers and Sweet Little Lies 40

    The Truth About Authenticity 44

    The Workouts 46

    Part II The Science of Authenticity 49

    Chapter 4 Followers Beware . . . of Charisma 51

    The Perceived Power of Charisma 52

    Two Flavors of Charisma 55

    Conversations That Matter 58

    The Authenticity Continuum 67

    The Workouts 68

    Chapter 5 Self-Awareness or Is It Selves Awareness? 70

    Selves Awareness and the Case of the Bossy CFO 71

    Are You a Chameleon? 74

    Fixed Traits, Free Traits, and Real People 78

    The Ideal Self, the Current Self, and Lots in Between 81

    The Workouts 83

    Chapter 6 Balanced Processing and Collaborative Decision Making 85

    What Is Balanced Processing? 86

    Get in Balanced Processing Gear or Not 89

    Three Tricky Words for Leaders 91

    Hire a Brilliant Antagonist or Three 93

    Know and Own All Your Biases 95

    Have a Big Ego and Put It on the Shelf 99

    The Workouts 101

    Chapter 7 Relational Transparency and Honest Conversations 102

    The Value of Honest Conversation 104

    Transparency That Creates Business Results 105

    Emotional Transparency Matters, Too 107

    The Myth of Total Transparency 109

    The Age of Transparency 111

    General Practical Rules of the Transparency Road 113

    The Challenge of Transparency 116

    The Workouts 117

    Chapter 8 Internalized Moral Perspective/An Active, Unique GPS System 118

    Prisons, Orderly Stages, and Elephants 122

    Putting Up Psychological Guardrails 129

    The One Thing 131

    The Workouts 132

    Part III The Master Class 133

    Chapter 9 The Centrality of Conscious Choice 135

    Debunking Popeye’s Version of Authenticity 137

    The Reality of Authenticity 139

    Choosing Authentic Action 140

    Choose to Experiment 142

    Choose to Notice the Novel 144

    In Closing 146

    The Workouts 147

    Chapter 10 How to Read Culture Like an Anthropologist 149

    Practical Anthropology Via iPhone 150

    Is the Organization Working to Be More Authentic? 154

    Figuring Out Fit 155

    The Mind-Set of a Corporate Anthropologist 157

    The Workouts 164

    Chapter 11 How to Make Peace with Paradox 166

    Who Are You (Really)? 171

    Three Selves That Won’t Magically Align 173

    Authentic Leadership Is a State of Mind 175

    The Workouts 180

    Chapter 12 How to Ferociously Seek the Truth (When Everyone Is Framing and Spinning) 182

    The Truth Serum Question 184

    The Trust Meter Is Always Running 188

    In Search of a Virtue Buzz 192

    Self-Defining Moments 197

    The Workouts 198

    Conclusion 199

    NOTES 201

    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 209

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR 211

    INDEX 213

  • Karissa Thacker is the founder and president of Strategic Performance Solutions, Inc., a management-consulting firm focused on creating innovative solutions in the space of human performance and satisfaction at work. She is a widely respected management psychologist who has served as a consultant for over 200 Fortune 500 companies including UPS, Best Buy, and AT&T. She also serves as adjunct faculty at the Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware.

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