Tag: authenticity

  • Consistency over authenticity

    Authenticity has become one of those overused, misunderstood, and abused word. It sure is one of my generation’s favourite throwaways (I’m an ‘older’… ahem, millennial).  And having heard the word all through the years, I think I may have developed an allergy as I often catch myself wincing in disguise when I hear someone use […]

  • The authentic leader

    Having worked with several leaders over the course of my career as a service professional, I can confidently say that only a few of them were authentic leaders. And no, I’m not implying the others weren’t any good. Not at all. What I’m saying is that being an authentic leader is a much deeper commitment […]

  • Be what you want to be…

    … just don’t blame others/circumstances/your parents/fate/office politics/the economy if things aren’t working out for you. And that’s not assuming things are always going to be bad. Absolutely not. What I’m suggesting, however, is that you need to own your shit because nobody else is going to do it for you. What peeves me the most […]

  • Be here, now

    You know what’s the toughest bit when the spotlight’s on you? To be yourself. And it gets worse when you’re literally on stage as a stand-up comic or a speaker/keynote presenter. The feeling’s same even when you’re coaching someone. The problem? We’re wearing different hats and try to “live” the roles. This might sound normal […]